March 2022 News Perspective Online

Video Message from the Dean

In this video message, Craig Hill, Dean of Perkins School of Theology, discusses the importance of developing deep Christian character as part of a seminary education. A student might graduate at the top of their class, he says, but still fail in ministry for lack of character. By interacting with fellow students and professors from different Christian traditions, learn to disagree and dialogue respectfully.  That’s good preparation. “Sooner or later will end up in a ministry setting in which not everyone loves you,” Hill said. “What are you going to do then?” This is the third in Dean Hill’s four-part video series looking at the four elements of an excellent theological education that prepare students for ministry: knowledge, skills, character and faith.