PC(USA) seminaries adapt to remote learning

The global COVID-19 pandemic forced many institutions to rethink how they communicate and collaborate given various lockdowns and requirements for social distancing to mitigate its spread. Education was especially affected as models of in-person instruction shifted in a matter of weeks to an exclusively virtual and online pedagogy.

‘It’s a kind of spiritual ferment that’s afoot’

During a Festival of Homiletics lecture delivered last week, the Rev. Dr. Jana Childers said there’s “no dearth of issues on how the future of preaching will be shaped.” Subjects will include racial strife, gun violence, climate change, access to health care, the crisis at the Southern border, hunger and food insecurity, mental health trends, questions about the existence of God, suffering — and, of course, right and wrong.