Often, the challenges we face and the opportunities they create are multifaceted. The fact that many seminarians are taking significant amounts of debt with them when they graduate is no exception. One area to be addressed is the process used for awarding federal loans.
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.
Sioux Falls Seminary published a 13-part series on operational models and educational debt in Association of Theological Schools (ATS) seminaries. Articles examined some of the significant changes facing seminaries in North America and the opportunities for innovation those changes create.
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.