Over the past three weeks, we have gently waded into a conversation about operational models and educational debt in ATS seminaries. Over the next few weeks, we will look at an infographic that shows why we care about this topic and spend a little time talking about how much debt is too much debt.
Many in the world of theological education have assumed that one of the ways to have a significant impact on student debt would be to decrease the price of education. It seems to be common sense. As part of a research project led by Harriet Rojas and myself, we sought to test this hypothesis.
When reviewing the data we gathered, it seemed our work and reflections could be divided into three categories. Why do we care? What do we know? What can we do? Today, I begin looking at the first of those three questions: Why do we care about operational models and educational debt?
Sioux Falls Seminary, Northern Seminary, and Indiana Wesleyan University designed a research project that would look into the funding and operational assumptions that undergird theological education. We will share a series of articles that have emerged as a result of the project.
Our 2015 Advent devotionals, one for each week of Advent plus one for Christmas Day, are written by alumni of Sioux Falls Seminary and inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:7. This week alumnus Harrison Lippert talks about how we can be ambassadors of reconciliation.
Our 2015 Advent devotionals, one for each week of Advent plus one for Christmas Day, are written by alumni of Sioux Falls Seminary and are inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:7. Join us this week as alumnus Matt Styles writes about the Holy Spirit, the deposit of things to come.
Our 2015 Advent devotionals, one for each week of Advent plus one for Christmas Day, are written by alumni of Sioux Falls Seminary and are inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:7. Please join us this week as alumnus Elton LaBree focuses on the treasure and the light.
A treasure contained in a clay jar may be an unsettling image at first glance. One would think a treasure would be contained in an impermeable, permanent vessel. This is the opposite of what Paul is stating. The treasure of the Gospel is contained in jars that will crack, crumble, and no longer exist.
We have been looking at the history of theological education. Sioux Falls Seminary is building on that history, our history, and the biblical foundations for such education. Our work is rooted in scripture, enriched by our history, and extended through a commitment to innovation.
In 2012, Dr. Larry Caldwell, Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Sioux Falls Seminary, and Enoch Wan, Director of Intercultural Studies at Western Seminary, published an article that describes the development of the “modern” seminary and the assumptions that come with it.