Recently I asked my friend Rene Futi Luemba, a minister from Kinshasa, Congo to tell me what he thinks evangelical theological education should look like. He said: “The aim of theological education must be to produce prophets.” His reply was profound and demanded to be unpacked. Theological colleges should be “schools of prophets”, “bands of prophets” or “sons of prophets”—characterizations taken from the earliest stages of prophecy in Israel during Samuel’s, Elijah’s and Elisha’s times.
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