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Can seminaries prepare students for the real world?

Is the purpose of the seminary to train theologians or practitioners?

For the last 50 years, theologians, pastors and congregations have been debating this very question. Indeed, higher education at-large is questioning the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Is the purpose of education to help the student to think critically or to function practically?

To be effective, a seminary has to do both.

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Continuing education options for busy pastors–new eBook available

Discover how an advanced-degree can prepare you to lead your church more effectively. From Christian leadership, to urban and cross-cultural ministry and beyond, this eBook can open the door to various fields in Christian ministry.

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Despite ‘huge’ hesitancy, seminaries branch out in online degrees

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS)  — Theological education has increasingly left brick-and-mortar schools and headed back to congregations and family homes as more seminarians study online. “The old move — uproot your family, get a new job, move to the seminary — that model isn’t working for so many people today,” said Ronald Hawkins, vice provost […]

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