To close the final chapter of his new memoir, renowned philosopher and theologian Nicholas Wolterstorff tells how he became a student while discussing his own book with prison inmates.
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Formation happens not only from what students are taught but also from how they are taught, says a scholar of faith and learning. What are the implications for teachers who are Christian?
Lighting candles, drinking wine and eating challah bread are home-based practices for the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath. Many American Jews, especially millennials, are rejecting institutional religion and instead are seeking guidance in practicing Jewish traditions. Bigstock / Photo by Ungvar
The decline in religiosity among American Jews should prompt a reappraisal of how religious leaders are trained and deployed in Jewish institutions, say an academic and a practitioner.
Jonathan Harris, executive director of life skills education at The House DC after-school program, speaks to teens in an afternoon teaching session. Photos by Mike Morones
A Christian after-school program in one of the District of Columbia’s most challenging neighborhoods gives students a sense of hope.
The Dean of Chapel at Spelman College talks about her vocation -- helping form Black millennial women in ministry and faith.
From left to right, North Carolina Central University Interfaith Ambassadors Khalid Oloko, Charity Brown, Maryam Awan, Kelly Thomas, Joshua McLaurin and Lyric Harris at the Interfaith Youth Core Leadership Institute in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Gloria Winston-Harris.
In an interfaith setting, resolving conflict as quickly as possible isn’t the goal. Rather, healthy conflict can be a spark that leads us to self-awareness, self-reflection and transformation, writes the director of North Carolina Central University’s Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue.
The author speaks at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta's "TheoEd Talks," a creative example of church-based theological education. Photo courtesy of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
For almost 500 years, the church has been outsourcing theological education to seminaries and divinity schools. It’s time to return some of that task to local churches, says a seminary scholar and teacher.
Using the metaphor of Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the American West, a Fuller Seminary vice president explores the leadership challenges for the church in a post-Christendom world.
A theological educator’s perspective has slowly changed, and he has reframed his career as God’s work on him, in him and through him. He implores other seminary professors to do the same.
In the final episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Laura Everett talks with Matthew Croasmun about the popular Yale undergraduate course that invites students to apply the best of their intellectual energy to questions of meaning, purpose, value and worth.