Resiliency for leadership
Boards need to understand a complex landscape and ensure care and support for the CEO
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review described the skills that executive leaders need most and how they differ from years past.
On Your Mind | Letters to the Editor
Your thoughts about theological education
Letters about content in the Summer 2022 issue, including mental health, Latina sages, and executive sessions.
A Giant Step for Theological Education
ATS establishes pilot program to advance its Global Awareness and Engagement Initiative
Initiative will help schools understand and experience new “skills or perspectives” to better approach theological education.
Podcast picks | From our ears to yours
Five podcasts you won’t want to miss
We take a look at podcasts about race, diversity, and anti-racism.
Present Moment | Stick to the basics
Good governance begins with trust
It’s important to remember the basics, such as trust and transparency, in times of change.
All People Considered | Penitential pilgrimage
Pope Francis apologizes for Church’s role in Canadian Aboriginal policy
The Pope’s visit to Canada provides a start toward the journey of reconciliation but questions remain.
Future Promise | Kingdom work
Encouraging the board post-pandemic
In the assessment of how the pandemic affected theological school communities, don’t forget the board and its work.
Full Circle
New Murdock CEO returns to foundation
Romanita Hairston returns to the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust as the new CEO.
Embedded or not
With financial pressures, the trend of embedding is expected to continue. Here’s what to know.
More than 40% of ATS-accredited schools are embedded. There are conversations boards should be having about embedding now.
Remark(able) | For Board Reflections
Take a moment to consider what the climate of your school is and how it affects your mission and how you make decisions about money.
Governance Matters | Perpetual care
A healthy endowment can be a blessing for seminaries, but it’s not a panacea. Some counsel from an expert.
An endowment is something that takes thoughtful stewardship, and a board should consider how to handle it.
Relics | Expansive vision
The John August Swanson collection at the Candler School of Theology
An artist with an expansive color palette and religious vision placed artwork as well as his archives at Emory University.
Films and Books | Formative Perspectives
Works of intriguing exploration, inspiration, and hope
These films and books offer an interesting take on theological education, images, and current events.
How We Lived | One Good Turn
A man took a room in a religious Sisters’ community. What happened next is a modern miracle.
Kent Millard took a room at a convent as interim president of nearby United Theological Seminary. The resulting relationships and prayer led to a miracle.
ATS Biennial resumes after pandemic hiatus
The resumption of the in-person Biennial, along with a conference for the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, brought about 450 people to Pittsburgh.
Changing Scenes
New leaders and new board chairs
New leaders in theological education.
Neighbors | The far-reaching power of small steps
Asa Lee on the importance of crossing the street
For a new seminary president, becoming neighbors is an important step in fulfilling the institution’s mission.

Other Issues


Feature articles 3 Articles
On My Mind 1 Articles
On Your Mind 1 Articles
The Crossing 2 Articles
The Culture 3 Articles
The Guardian 3 Articles
The Sign 1 Articles
The Star 6 Articles

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