Theological education is in crisis. By itself, that's not new news. What's newsworthy is exciting new progress on the problems that's now coming up with solutions -- real, viable solutions. Tinkering with the old structures isn't enough anymore.
Older workers with family responsibilities and reduced income don't have the luxury of going back to college full-time to acquire new, marketable skills. That's why certification programs at community colleges are the ideal solution.
What if vocational certificates are the future of higher education? The certificate story is the latest topic in "higher education's future" news. Maybe in the future most people won't study in college for four years at all.