Covid-19 has wreaked havoc this year not merely on public health or economic stability, but perhaps most lastingly, on our institutions of higher education. Many of these, including Christian colleges and seminaries, have found their resources strained and their missions in doubt, forced to grapple with their tuition model, their modes of instruction, and their future as institutions.
We can lament this crisis, but we must also learn from it. While many worthy institutions may be struggling now through no fault of their own, the coronavirus crisis has also revealed a deeper rot at the heart of much of American higher education, to which theological education has not been immune.
How can we use this crisis to creatively rethink the relationship between the church and the academy? How can we mold institutions that can offer accessible, rigorous, and practical intellectual formation for Christian scholars, pastors, and teachers? Join us on October 14th for a conversation on the challenges and opportunities facing Christian higher education.
Stay tuned for more events like this in the future!
THE DAVENANT INSTITUTE
The Davenant Institute seeks to retrieve the riches of classical Protestantism in order to renew and build up the contemporary church.
Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
Editor, First Things
Assistant Professor of English, Oklahoma Baptist University