Though most of our [Methodist] theological schools already teach (and sometimes require) classes in the beliefs and practices of other religions, this approach is not enough. Methodist students learning about the religious “other” is one thing. But Methodists learning alongside those of other religious persuasions is something else altogether.I hope you have a few minutes to read it. And as always, I look forward to any thoughts and comments you may have.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Methodist and Multifaith
In next week's United Methodist Reporter (the denomination's national newspaper), I have an editorial on the future of Methodist higher education. Entitled "Being Methodist and Multifaith", the article outlines what I -- as a life-long Methodist and long-time college administrator -- see on the horizon for theological education. Here's a brief quote: