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Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta calls itself a "maker community." Students from preschool to high school learn by solving problems and building prototypes. Photos courtesy of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Christian school embraces design thinking to help form creative, empathetic citizens

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta wasn't satisfied with only changing its physical space and teaching methods. School leaders also created a nonprofit institute to encourage other educators to adopt the model.  

Nedgine Paul founded the nonprofit Anseye Pou Ayiti -- roughly translated as "teach for Haiti" -- to improve the educational system in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Anseye Pou Ayiti

Nedgine Paul: Proving what is possible in Haiti

Reforming the Haitian educational system is a challenge. But by focusing on the country’s rich culture, customs and community, it is possible to make a difference, says the founder of a leadership development organization for teacher-leaders in Haiti.

A scene from the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, where Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is located. The seminary educates leaders from South Africa and neighboring countries. BigStock / BennyMarty

Simangaliso Kumalo: Politics, the church and theological education in South Africa

It’s easy to dismiss the church’s political role in countries where political rights are not an issue. But in post-apartheid South Africa, the church and seminary have a critical role to play in developing leaders who will transform society, says the president of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.

Man checking a rain gauge on a farm

Nate Stucky, director of the Farminary, checks a rain gauge at the farm owned by Princeton Theological Seminary.

Photos by Ricardo Barros

Teaching theology down on the farm

Students at Princeton Theological Seminary engage in physical and intellectual labor at the Farminary, where they learn about the interconnectedness of life and death.

Two men talking in a classroom

Photo by Loren Warkentin/Northwest Baptist Seminary

Kent Anderson: A mastery model for theological education

Northwest Baptist Seminary in Vancouver collaborated with its denomination and churches to create Immerse, an M.Div. program built on a set of outcomes that are learned and practiced in the church. In this Q&A, the president talks about the program and the process that produced it.

Central Baptist Theological Seminary

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Molly T. Marshall: Creativity, risk taking and seminary leadership

Under President Molly T. Marshall’s leadership, Central Baptist Theological Seminary has gone from near-collapse to being one of the fastest-growing seminaries in the country. In this interview, she talks about the hard decisions she faced and the importance of creativity and risk taking.

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