D.Min Professor Emeritus
2010 Wabash Grant – Immersion experience 10 ATS School Evaluated
Developed a nationally recognized contextual education program at the School of Theology and Ministry, which involved experiential learning, in a practical ministerial setting, and a disciplined reflection process with a seasoned member of the faculty and peer classmates. Students are required to use the tools of theological reflection to better understand pastoral formation and articulating a workable theology based on scripture and tradition. Cunningham reported that when students had to come to terms with their own questions, the greatest learning took place. He created a crucible of trust where students could challenge assumptions; explore family of origin impact on ministerial role, authority and self-esteem, refine pastoral skill sets and do theology.