Article here. I don't know why normies (as the kids say) are surprised at how woke seminaries are these days -- they are simply following the trajectory that every other institution of higher learning has been following for the past decades. Universities have been the breeder reactors of every cultural pathology for the last century. (Maybe longer.) It's ridiculous to think that seminaries would somehow be immune to this disease. Academics as a class lean almost monolithically left, and this is no different in seminaries. It's also not a new trend. American seminaries have been heavily liberal for decades. (That's why it made major headlines when Al Mohler jerked the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary back to orthodoxy in the 70's...and then we watched it drift slowly back to the left again.) Episcopalian seminaries have been terrible since before most of us were born. Still, there is a different problem than the usual heterodox/liberal tilt of the faculties. American seminaries, like nearly all other colleges and universities, have become addicted to federal loan money. Indeed, many cannot survive without federal money. If the tap is shut off, probably more than half of the seminaries close their doors within the year. So how does a seminary keep the money rolling in? By drawing in students who pay with federal loans. How do they draw in such students? By offering the kinds of courses that the liberal Boomer administrators and the woke Millenial and Zoomer students like. Hence the current focus on wokeism. But ultimately it's about keeping the federal money flowing through the pipeline, not about any particular theology or ideology. Modern seminaries, for the most part, don't really teach theology so much as they teach "religion". The curriculum has become so dumbed-down to accomodate marginal students that very little rigor remains -- you can now get an MDiv at many seminaries without even taking biblical language courses. And the "scholarship" that emerges from many of these institutions is as bad as you might expect, given the situation. Seminaries have been on a declining trajectory for years now; I have a feeling that if a recession hits and federal money gets choked off, lots of them will close their doors forever. (And good riddance to them.) A few seminaries will survive. Those with large endowments or illustrious reputations will stagger on for a bit longer. But most of them are pointless remnants of a system that no longer serves any real purpose and where the costs far exceed any actual benefit. It's long past time for them to die out and let something better take their place.