Stanley Porter on Theological Education

Lamenting the theological education of today’s ministers and teachers, Porter asks

Whose fault is it? It is the fault of teachers like me and my fellow theological educators who do not demand enough from our students and our institutions. It is the fault of our students for not demanding more of themselves and of us, their teachers. It is the fault of publishers who continue to value publishing drivel over serious work, and, finally, it is unfortunately the fault of the church for demanding so little of itself, its people, and its ministers.

I do not think I could have said it better if I tried! Christians, we are called to think deeply and hard about the Word of God. Students, do not complain about having to take Greek or Hebrew! You are in class to learn, not get just get a grade.

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