The Future of Seminary Education

During the months of October and November, Patheos is providing a unique look into the future of seminary education.  They have invited 25 leaders to write blog posts exploring the topic.  In reviewing the October contributions, I found the following remarks of considerable interest: Jim Burklo: "I envision a time when seminaries are better known as retreat centers for lay people than as schools for professional pastors.  If seminaries have a much wider cultural focus and impact, I believe Read More …

Why the Incarnation Matters

In a culture that emphasizes consumerism and family togetherness as the marks of Christmas, we need to be reminded that Christmas is a celebration of the Incarnation.  At Patheos, the mainline Protestant portal features the answers given by twelve pastors and scholars to the question: "Why Does the Incarnation Matter?" Each respondent was asked to write an answer in 100 words or less.  Two of the responses were especially helpful in my quest to refine my own answer to the question: In the Read More …