How Seminaries Are Adapting to New Realities
by Stuart J. Moore
The handwriting is on the wall. As Americans distance themselves from the label of Christian, preferring “spiritual” or no affiliation, attendance continues to slip across mainline denominations. Schools for ministerial formation are struggling with lower enrollments and less denominational financial support. The composition of the Christian Church is changing and the seminaries must change with it.
Why does this shift matter to the Graduate Theological Union? Sometimes we focus so much on the academic programs, M.A. and Ph.D...