The whole world becomes our neighbor
The new millennium brings startling juxtapositions and unfamiliar insights into daily life.
Unbalanced, oops
Waylan Owens and Jean Lawrence take In Trust to task on issues large and small.
Where in the world do they come from?
Globalization may be a new concept for many seminaries, but others saw the future early on and took steps to incorporate an international perspective in their curriculum and community. Wartburg Theological Seminary in Iowa was one such school, and the effects of their efforts have extended well beyond the campus boundaries. What might the payoff be if your school opened its doors even wider?
A message out of Africa
A friar from Zimbabwe brings a different student dynamic to Episcopal Divinity School, sharing a Zimbabwean view of spiritual healing with those more familiar with mental illness than demonic possession.
Standing together on uncommon ground
The marvelous. The inexplicable. The incredible. The extraordinary. Uncommon experiences that leave a life forever changed are not the exclusive preserve of any one religion. In a world that all too often focuses on differences, it may help to look at how events beyond our ken appear to be common ground.
Vocation: called to lead, called to head
Leadership in the theological school setting involves not only orchestrating the institution’s varied constituencies, but a corresponding responsibility on the part of the constituencies, according to ATS executive director Daniel Aleshire. In a speech to new presidents last January in New Orleans, he discussed the vocation of leadership in a theological school. This excerpt from his speech can help trustees understand and support a president’s calling.
What should we learn from a sorry past?
Mistakes are inevitable. What is truly sad, however, is when no one learns from the mistake. With all the turmoil and soul-searching resulting from the situation in Canada’s residential schools, Jay points out valuable lessons that may be learned and applied to educating future church leaders.
Union Seminary faces financial crisis
New York’s Union Theological Seminary deals with a severe financial shortfall, and Nova Scotia’s provinical government cuts back funding to Canadian seminaries. Also, A major figure in theological education dies.
Globalization for the greater good
A review of Christianity, A Global History
Title: Christianity, A Global History
Author: David Chidester
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
The disunited states
A review of Democracy in Europe
Title: Democracy in Europe
Author: Larry Siedentop
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Cultural conflict
A review of Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Title: Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Author: Stephen G. Bloom
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Political Islam
A review of The Challenge of Fundamentalism
Title: The Challenge of Fundamentalism
Author: Bassam Tibi
Publisher: University of California Press
Pursuit of unity
A review of The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local
Title: The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local
Author: Robert J. Schreiter
Publisher: Orbis
Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization
Title: Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization
Author: Hilary French
Publisher: Norton

Other Issues


Balance sheet 1 Articles
Books 6 Articles
Changing scenes 1 Articles
Feature articles 3 Articles
Field notes 1 Articles
Focal point 1 Articles
Perspective 1 Articles
Soundings 1 Articles
Tool box 1 Articles
Visions 1 Articles

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