“What makes a good theologian or biblical scholar?” Many things could be said about this question, involving a range of both academic and personal qualifications. Here I’ll just offer a few suggestions—this is by no means an exhaustive list, and I should mention up front that these values assume a level of Christian commitment.[Read more…]
by Rick Wadholm Jr.
It is not often that any theologian’s story captures the imagination of the general public, but one striking exception is Dietrich Bonhoeffer.[Read more…]
Preparation, Prayers, and Cookies
Through intentional support, teaching while pastoring can benefit students as well as parishioners
by Stephen Witmer, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Adjunct teaching can be either dynamite or disaster. When I was a seminary student, the best exegesis class I took was taught by an adjunct professor who served as a full-time pastor. But so was the worst one. The best class made me yearn to study God’s word more deeply and shepherd God’s people more effectively. The worst just made me yearn for the class to end. [Read more…]