On January 26th, the Presbyterian Church (USA) annual meeting of Presidents and Board Chairs met at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Rev. Thompkins preached at the opening worship service with a sermon entitled “Flesh and blood has not revealed this unto you…we did!” Additionally, Rev. Thompkins and Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen, Vice President of Applied Research and Director of Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Seminary, lead a two-hour workshop about innovation in theological education.
The two presenters complement each other. San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Center for Innovation in Ministry is recognized as a leader in applied innovation. Auburn Seminary is a leading research voice in theological education. Each did a presentation emphasizing the praxis and theory of innovation as it applies to theological education. SFTS and Auburn are planning future collaborations.