Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision: A Case for Costly Discipleship and Life Together by Paul R. House
'Bonhoeffer's seminary model calls for committed shepherds. He trained pastors to develop disciplines necessary for the hard work of ministry: daily Bible reading, prayer, praise, confession, and meditation, as well as community life."
Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision arises out of the author's theological reflection over nearly two decades of seminary involvement in both teaching and administration. Paul House writes concerned for the shift in seminary education from face-to-face teaching in a community context to online distance learning. He is convinced that "a biblical theology of pastoral formation makes face-to-face community-based seminary education a priority, not a preference" (15). Online education may be reserved for true emergency cases but must not become the norm. House takes pains to show that the quality, content, and form of education matter.