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InTrust-now-logo.jpg August 31, 2011

Pastor finds that seminary education prepared him for vital questions

Rarely have I seen such a vigorous defense of academic theological study as the column Jason Byassee recently wrote for the United Methodist Reporter.

Byassee's career has been in academia, but this summer he was appointed pastor of a United Methodist church in Boone, North Carolina. He was somewhat surprised by what he found: Regular people in a small Appalachian city were eager to ask the new pastor theological questions.



Beyond Borders (part 1): Lessons from a megachain's demise 

"Store Closing" sign at BordersThe closing of Borders bookstores has drawn responses from a variety of sectors.

Without a doubt, Borders was an American fixture for nearly two decades, and its downfall has important lessons for organizations in the midst of large-scale shifts in their markets. 


Multiple gold standards now needed, says ATS chief 

The Associated Baptist Press recently published an article called "Seminaries Adapt to Changing Religious Landscape."

The meat of the article is an analysis of the current state of theological education by Daniel O. Aleshire, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools.


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