“As part of the Theological Education Between the Times series, a seminary professor writes about the effects of endemic power structures on students who come from abroad to study in the West.
Calls for intercultural competence have been common in theological education for decades. Even if the ideal is not fully realized, it is present. As student bodies become more diverse, more intercultural competence is required. But a focus on culture is not enough if it neglects significant political factors that are also at work.”