Candler School of Theology has been named a "bright spot" in theological education in a new report by Auburn Seminary, which chronicles hopeful stories in a time of crisis and change for seminaries. The report specifically highlights Candler's Contextual Education curriculum for Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Leadership students as a successful "mode of innovation." 

"The deep investment in a broad array of learning contexts beyond the church expands the imagination about what forms ministry might take and opens Candler's programs to the widening sense of vocation students come with," the report says.

Read the full report.

Candler has also been named for the fourth consecutive year to the Center for Faith and Service's annual list of "Seminaries that Change the World." This year's list emphasized the school's multiple dual degree options with Emory University and other institutions. Read more.

Top photo: Contextual Education I students and supervisors gather before visiting their Con Ed sites during 2016 Orientation.