This article wants to encourage and enhance theological training and biblical instruction that can be of support and help in the area of bioethics. What is needed is to form a good theological perspective and seek wisdom. The article reflects on a realistic theological approach to counseling and bioethics.
In Chapter 1 the author wants to address the isolation or marginalization of mission from theological training, theology from mission, and the church from the world. Conn offers possible reasons for this separation. He further suggests modifications that are currently being employed, and ends with some practical suggestions to encourage the process of modification.
Who should be responsible for theological training? Should the seminary be under the church or independent? This article lays the biblical ground for a church-controlled seminary, while highlighting the dangers of independent theological training. The author ends by showing the benefits of church-controlled seminaries.