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The future and mission of the theological library, the importance of mission when considering excess capacity, and Oral Roberts University's new scholarship for those that exemplify the "whole person."
New Year 2010
Indiana Wesleyan University is applying its model of distance learning to theological education. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is thinking carefully about its contributions to the community. And, how shared governance doesn't need to mean a standoff among competing factions — but can be a way for the board, president, and faculty to use their distinct roles, listen to others, and make decisions that work.
Pursuing a common mission, two Jesuit institutions in California have integrated. And, founded by a famous evangelist, Oral Roberts University is being transformed not just by a major gift, but by the strings attached.
Essential considerations for those pondering a merger, the growing importance of shorter degree programs in theological education, and the reaffiliation of two Jesuit institutions. Plus, socially responsible investing.
Changes in the way that Catholic theological education is funded, how endowment-driven schools can face the financial years ahead, and theological schools addressing the problem of student debt.
New Year 2009
Presidents and deans with international experience spur North American theological schools to greater engagement with world Christianity, and international programs and their enlivening effect on theological education.
A conversation with Daniel Aleshire about the future of theological education, a guide to fostering creative leadership, and planning for the future during uncertain economic times. Plus, a strategy for board success: staying connected.
Small beginnings, big mission: The In Trust story, three seminaries discover that selling is sometimes the best option, and the Carver model of governance.
New master's programs can change the scope of a theological school's mission, reciprocal blessings that arise in small-town ministry, and five challenges when developing online theological education programs. Plus, wing on wing: Dismantle the silo.
New Year 2008
All about vocation: Three profiles in vocation, the changing nature of vocation, a vocation for sainthood, and more.