Wandering and getting lost is crucial to the practice of ministry. And it must be honored in our seminary classrooms, the places where religious leaders are formed, writes a seminary professor.
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L. Roger Owens and the Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy meet at a coffeeshop in the East Liberty neighborhood. Fowler-Searcy has spent two decades serving the church and helping revitalize the community; she shares her wisdom and experience with Owens and his students. Photos by Alexander Catedral
How does a seminary professor keep learning once he has left the parish? L. Roger Owens found a teacher in the Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy, who has worked to revitalize the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
The role of the U.S. poet laureate is to encourage Americans -- especially children -- to find their voices and express themselves, says the first Hispanic writer to serve in the position.
The Canadian politician and seminary president talks about how the gospel shaped his political leadership and how time in public life helps him run a seminary.
When board members of Bangor Theological Seminary realized they could no longer sustain a traditional theological school, they decided to use the remaining endowment to create something new: The BTS Center.
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
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
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
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.
Leading is not a matter of following a series of linear steps but rather a matter of disturbing the system in the right direction, says a senior vice president of TMF.
Nate Stucky, director of the Farminary, checks a rain gauge at the farm owned by Princeton Theological Seminary.
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Students at Princeton Theological Seminary engage in physical and intellectual labor at the Farminary, where they learn about the interconnectedness of life and death.