This article is an address Rev. Michael E. Haynes gave at the Park Street Church Missionary Conference in Boston on Apr. 28, 1968.
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Fewer and fewer students are enrolling in the missons departments of Bible colleges. If the trend continues, some of the departments are going to fold up.
Way out in Timbutktu a missionary confessed to me his greatest frustration: how to tie himself to a time schedule that works when there is no built-in system or supervision of his job. Out of this discussion came a request to share some suggestions at a men’s retreat in the Philippines.
The following article is based on a paper written by Mr. Hull while a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, (Fall, 1967) for a course given by Dr. Richard Shaull, professor of ecumenics.
Within the last fifty years astounding changes have taken place in education. Whereas then only a fraction of the population over sixteen remained in high school, high school graduation is the general norm now for most young people.
The beginning of courses in anthropology at the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary has brought a quantity of correspondence from Bible school and seminary professors of missions asking for information, course outlines and reading lists. The correspondence reflects the feeling on the part of some professors of missions that anthropology ought to be included in their program and an uncertainty of how to go about it.