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Students at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, where the Rev. Dr. John W. Kinney served as senior vice president and dean. Photo courtesy of Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

John W. Kinney: Theological education and the needs of students and the church

In an era when ministry is rapidly changing, theological schools must be more sensitive to the needs of both students and the church, even if it means questioning long-held approaches, says the pastor and theological educator.

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

Seminary students and their professor benefit from the wisdom of a local pastor

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.

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.

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