Baptist Seminary in Europe to Begin New Chapter

I was in Berlin recently for the meetings of the European Baptist Federation. We took the painful decision to sell the buildings in Prague, which have been the home of the International Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS) for the past 14 years.  The seminary has...

How Seminaries Must Prepare for the Future

I received my first seminary degree 42 years ago this month. There is much about that experience that I still treasure.  I studied under some excellent professors, made a number of friends that I encountered occasionally in my subsequent years of ministry, acquired...

Black Seminaries Embrace Hip-hop

WASHINGTON (RNS) It’s hard enough to get young people out of bed and into the pews on a Sunday morning, but two leading black seminaries think they have found a way to grab the next generation: hip-hop. “If we’re going to take young people seriously, we have no...