If I was not moving to Berlin to do ministry there, I would be working on this project in the States. You can visit the project’s website below, but this quote should give you a feel for the goals:
Theological education should be financially affordable, geographically accessible, and appealing to Christians of all stripes. But in many cases it is not. It is not affordable because churches don’t invest in it directly. It is not geographically accessible because the great seminaries which do exist, do not work to plant new seminaries. And lay Christians often don’t value it because the distance between churches and seminaries breeds suspicions that theological education, and theology itself, is esoteric. Though its content doesn’t need to be fundamentally changed, theological education needs to be made affordable, accessible, and appealing. The biblical illiteracy of our nation is not surprising given the general lack of access to good instruction. But the situation will not be remedied by a great new book, or Bible study, but by the founding of institutions which can respond at an high level.
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