Seminary preps pastors for laity’s big questions

By Jason Byassee

Like many Methodists with a stake in both the church and the academy, I read the Rev. Sky McCracken’s commentary (in the July 5 Reporter) with more than a little interest. Mr. McCracken offers a damning indictment of the failure of our seminaries to produce disciple-making pastors, with a hint that perhaps the local church can take back theological education without the seminaries. “There is no correlation between education of clergy and clergy effectiveness,” he writes, with special attention to the lack of spiritual depth of seminary graduates.

To read the rest of this commentary from the United Methodist Reporter, click HERE