I've heard of at least six different colleges or seminaries that use one of the Simply Strategic books as required reading. The most recent is the Christian Educational Ministries course at Taylor University, led by professor Andy Rowell. I've met Andy a few times as he has brought students up to Granger for a one-day workshop. I love that he is helping his students learn in a way that is practical and relevant--not just theoretical. They come up to Granger, sit through a workshop, and then wrestle together over what they agree with and what they think is stupid. That's a pretty cool opportunity that these students have and will put them at an advantage over many graduates.
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