Posted on 6/30/2020 By Jay Blossom
List of theological schools that have posted their fall academic plans online.
Posted on 7/16/2018 By anonymous
Students from Africa and East Asia come to study in North America because theological schools in the United States and Canada offer top-quality education. However, immigration and financing systems don’t always prepare these students for the hurdles they inevitably encounter.
Posted on 8/25/2016 By Edwin Tait
“Work-Life Balance of Women Leaders in the Association of Theological Schools,” Kelly Campbell’s 2015 doctoral thesis, addresses an important question: how do female seminary administrators handle the relationship between their profession and their personal lives? This is a question often raised about professional women in particular, a fact that has generated some controversy.
Posted on 4/26/2016 By anonymous
The In Trust Center recently presented a webinar on social media to an audience of theological seminaries across the United States and Canada.
The Center's vice president for communication, Jay Blossom, shared the webinar hosting duties with Leanne Van Dyk, president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Together they provided guidance on cultivating an authentic, trusted voice on social media platforms in “normal” times -- and then employing this voice to communicate during crises. Van Dyk relayed her experiences in developing a social media strategy during her first year at Columbia Seminary.
Posted on 3/24/2015 By Monika Salden
Campus updates, upcoming events, policy decisions, student stories: seminaries have a lot of things going on. How do you keep up to date?
Some presidents, deans, and faculties use blogs to connect with their constituencies and keep people up to date on campus life. The audiences may vary — current students, prospective students, churches, donors, alumni, friends — but the purpose is consistent: to make a connection with people who care.
Click through to learn more about what your peers are doing, and perhaps to gain inspiration for your own communication.
Posted on 2/3/2015 By Jay Blossom
Steve Hayner, who was president of Columbia Theological Seminary until a few months ago, died last weekend of fast-moving pancreatic cancer. Diagnosed less than a year ago, he spent his last few months learning to ask new questions — not “What are my plans?” but rather “How am I going to be faithful whatever the circumstances?”