The total number of master of divinity students at theological schools in the United States and Canada continued to decline in 2022 even as the number of students enrolled in master of arts programs continued to increase, according to a new report from the Association of Theological Schools.
Understanding God’s posture to His created world was a central part of the thought and work of a 20th-century theologian whom every Christian should know. Herman Bavinck, who died a century ago, was a Dutch Reformed theologian and statesman who served alongside the more famous Abraham Kuyper. Theologian and Colson Center board member Jennifer Marshall Patterson recently wrote about Bavinck’s work in a WORLD Opinions column. As she explained, God’s love for His creation and His plans in Christ to restore it, rather than replace it, was central to Bavinck’s theology. It also makes a world of difference within a Christian worldview.