ERIC Number: EJ822648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Evangelical Theological Higher Education: Past Commitments, Present Realities, and Future Considerations
McKinney, Larry J.
Christian Higher Education, v3 n2 p147-169 Apr 2004
This article examines significant changes taking place in international higher education and their implications for evangelical theological higher education. The paper is divided into 3 parts: (a) past commitments, (b) present realities, and (c) future considerations. The first section includes a brief examination of several historical commitments noteworthy in evangelical theological education, regardless of cultural setting. Section two gives limited attention to several current realities relative to the church and the international higher education community that should cause theological educators to evaluate their respective missions and programs. The third section on future considerations or implications receives the most attention. Knowing that significant changes are taking place, an agenda for renewal is considered that gives attention to theological, missiological, and pedagogical issues while focusing on 10 core values, or priorities, that should be characteristic of evangelical theological education: (a) cultural appropriateness, (b) church focus, (c) theological grounding, (d) servant leadership, (e) Christian worldview, (f) community life, (g) academic excellence, (h) educational creativity, (i) outcomes assessment, and (j) a cooperative spirit.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Theological Education, Values, International Education, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Institutional Mission, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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