With the start of the semester creeping up on us, I thought that I should take the blog all the way back to the start of our first ever semester in Claremont! One of the first people that I “met” in the Archives was CST’s first President, Ernest Cadman Colwell. Colwell was our president from 1957-1968, and he was heavily involved in shaping what the School of Theology at Claremont (STC) would look like.
Colwell had a vision for a new, better, type of theological education. As part of this new and improved approach he developed his “Ten Commandments for a Theological School”:
Looking at these commandments from the perspective of 2019 there are a few things that I might change, and I know that as a student at CST I am not alone in that opinion. So, in the spirit of Colwell’s desire to push theological education forward, to break boundaries, and to questions norms, what would be your Commandment for a Theological School?
Comment here, send us an email, or post on facebook, and you just might see your commandments appearing somewhere by our final Claremont commencement in the spring!