Creativity is a central part of what it means to be human. As Spring approaches (slower in some areas than others!) we will be met by a variety of flowers and new growth that will all look unique and beautiful in their own ways. If God desired all of his creation to look the same, he would have designed things in a much more basic manner. But, as the coming weeks and months will reveal, God’s design is filled with creatures and plant life that seem to share only one thing in common – they all depend upon God for sustaining health.
Perhaps you’ve heard some variation of the phrase “today’s tradition is yesterday’s innovation” when considering organizational change and the future of theological education. When considering ways in which seminaries and theological education can be “reimagined” I am encouraged by the imagery of new life that emerges each Spring as green pops up out of the ground.
Over the past two months we’ve been exploring various ways in which we can creatively rethink how we approach our work at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. In case you missed one of the posts you can click on any of the following below:
Reimagining Theological Education: Introduction
Reimagining Theological Education: Priming the Conversation
Reimagining Theological Education: Collaboration
Reimagining Theological Education: Academics
Reimagining Theological Education: Enrollment & Admissions
Reimagining Theological Education: Finances
Reimagining Theological Education for a Different World
Reimagining Theological Education: Funding
Also, check out Co-Mission to listen to other thoughts about reimagining theological education in 2022 and beyond!
– Dr. Brent C. Sleasman, President