Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Trees changing colors during fall in front of a chapel.

The Trinity Evangelical Divinity School’s (TEDS) project brings scientific enhancements to theological anthropology and spiritual formation within the TEDS curriculum. It is the faculty and course development emphasis that distinguishes this undertaking from ongoing efforts at their active research centers. Their project has two domains in which it will operate: (1) a curricular domain wherein four courses will be revised with an infusion of scientific components and (2) an extracurricular domain including (a) a campus-wide lecture, (b) an online discussion, (c) a faculty discussion series, and (d) a podcast episode.

Courses revised as part of this project are Introduction to Counseling Ministries, Counseling and Theological Worldview, The God of the Gospel, and Models of Sanctification. For the campus-wide event, TEDS will work in collaboration with the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding to host a campus lecture from a notable expert on the integration of science with theological reflection. The Henry Center will also host an online discussion in their periodical, Sapientia, which will include an initial essay on science and theological education with responses from some TEDS faculty. Additionally, TEDS will facilitate a series of two day-long faculty workshops regarding the integration of science and theological reflection. Finally, this grant will provide the opportunity to dedicate an episode of TEDS’ sponsored Forward Podcast to discuss with the other faculty hosts the features of this project and the benefits of utilizing science in the seminary curriculum.

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In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.