My dear friend Michael Jinkins, President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, is a prolific writer. He publishes a weekly blog called "Thinking Out Loud" in which he reflects on theology, higher education, and culture. Ive taken the liberty of reprinting his recent installment "Average Is Over" (below) because it speaks directly to the new opportunties facing institutions of higher education today. Also, it speaks directly to some of the motivations behind JCSTS' new direction--a direction I'm confident will bear much fruit. My sincere gratitude to Michael, and to you our readers.
President, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
September 23, 2014