Sharing the bright spots
And shining a light on good news
Thriving, growing, and flourishing – that’s what is happening in many theological schools. As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, this news is exciting, encouraging, and inspiring.
On Your Mind | Letters to the Editor
In Trust is the premier destination for ideas, ideals, and insights that advance and support the mission vitality of theological schools in the United States and Canada.
A wealth of wisdom for boards, leaders
Imagination abounds as schools resume commencement exercises
For the past three years, the In Trust Center has led cohorts of theological school leaders through the Wise Stewards Initiative, a program designed to improve boards and institutional governance.
Degrees and Distancing
Imagination abounds as schools resume commencement exercises
The ebbing tide of the pandemic became an opportunity for seminaries to regain some sense of normalcy, and what more celebratory time in the rhythm of academic life than graduation?
Present Moment
Following Mission: Vitality comes with holding on to the vision
Even while working remotely, hosting online grantee gatherings, and juggling responsibilities that are of varying importance, I am still excited by the Louisville Institute’s mission.
Podcast picks | From Our Ears to Yours
Five podcasts you won’t want to miss
Five podcasts you won’t want to miss
Future Promise
Rehabilitation: Hope, wisdom, and long-term work for the journey ahead
After more than a year of trauma to body, soul, wallet, and community, all of us are entering rehabilitation.
All People Considered
Redemptive Significance: Seminary chapel becomes vaccine clinic
Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, Virginia, opened the doors of its chapel in February to host a community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
A new digital reality
Dr. Mary Hess discusses distributed learning and the pandemic
Having forced theological schools to move to different models of learning, the coronavirus pandemic is now giving schools the opportunity to consider how to best reach students in new ways.
Ready in any season
Matt Hufman recently presented at an ATS seminar on crisis communication. Here are some of his thoughts.
There unfortunately has been no shortage of high-profile scandals within faith-based organizations in North America over the past decade, including ministry failures and issues threatening to split denominations.
Setting the course
Four points your board should consider before hiring a new leader
A successful leadership transition is vital to schools, and an opportunity to critically examine mission, relevance, and viability.
Momentous Decision
Up the street: Finding the right space to serve students better
In December, Meadville Lombard Theological School will move about 10 blocks north of its current location in the Spertus Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
How we lived
Happy campers: Memories of summer camp still evoke lasting joy, peace, and Godly relationships
The chirping of crickets, the twinkling of stars, the smell of a good campfire, and newfound friends are all key ingredients for summer camp.
Film and Books
Community, faith, work, and change
Arguably the best movie of 2020. Writer/director Chung tells a loosely autobiographical story that is both particular and universal about an immigrant Korean family trying to make a new life together in rural Arkansas.
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Cooley (1930-2021)
Christa Klein remembers his impact
Shortly after his 90th birthday, Robert E. Cooley delivered a guest lecture entitled “Household Archaeology: My Career Lies in Ruins” on the Charlotte, N.C., campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Changing Scenes
New leaders and our partners
New leaders
Leaving a footprint of love
Rev. Dr. Doris García Rivera on a life of service
I have done several personal retreats on the beach, and while I enjoy the sun and the waves, the unique sensation of the sand always pulls my eyes down to see my footprints.

Other Issues


Feature articles 3 Articles
On My Mind 1 Articles
On Your Mind 1 Articles
The Crossing 2 Articles
The Culture 2 Articles
The Guardian 4 Articles
The Sign 1 Articles
The Star 6 Articles

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