The next generation of church leaders

In this episode of Acton Line, Dylan Pahman, research fellow and executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality here at Acton, sits down with Jeff Fisher, professor of theology and director of spiritual formation, and Branson Parler, professor of theology and director of theological education, both of the Foundry, to discuss their entrepreneurial alternative to traditional Christian higher education for ministry leaders. Topics range from the specifics of how the Foundry works to broader questions of the economic and identity crises of colleges and universities across the country. What is the role of the Church in training the next generation of pastors and teachers? Is the Foundry’s model the new way forward or a further symptom of the breakdown and silo-ization of the university? 


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Lincoln Christian University Revamping Its Model, May Sell Campus | Christian Standard


Abilene Christian University eliminated a $4.5 million budget deficit and reimagined itself | Mindstream


Hundreds of Positions Eliminated at Evangelical Colleges and Universities | Christianity Today


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Deschooling Society | Ivan Illich 


After Whiteness | Willie James Jennings 

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