‘A rabbi, a minister and an imam walk into a classroom, and it’s no joke.’  That’s the opening line from the AP story on Claremont School of Theology’s new University project.  The plan is basically to have all three Abrahamic faiths training ministers in separate schools within one larger University.  Al Mohler (among other conservative voices) have already started revving up the heresy charges.   I’ll let you watch the opening news conference and tell me if it smells like a cafeteria of religion or a perfect response for theological education in a pluralistic environment with global crises.  If you like the plan why?  If not, how should theological education take account of the enduring nature of religious pluralism and the global challenges?

TONS OF LINKS…..Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, CST Practical Theology Professor, blogged at the Huffington Post ‘A New Paradigm for Theological Education \ Going Interfaith: Claremont School of Theology’s Radical Move (@ Patheos) \ The Jewish Journal’s Report \CST’s President guest blogs @ the Washington Post here, ‘Methodists, Muslims and Jews: Learning together to lead together‘ \ Here’s Mitchell Landsberg’s sweet post from the LA Times\ ‘Claremont seminary reaches beyond Christianity‘ \ James, a CST grad and Theology After Google Student!!!, blogs on it here. \ Al Mohler’s radio show bit \ Methodist Thinker’s huge link collection.