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Theological schools feel the squeeze

Roughly 7 in 10 Americans still identify as part of the Christian faith. But the numbers have been declining over the past decade, according to the Pew Research Center.

That has some Christian theological schools worried about dropping enrollment numbers. Less students, of course, means less money.

As some of the mainline Protestant seminaries feel the squeeze, they are exploring mergers and selling off buildings. The oldest theological graduation school in the country, Andover Newton, joined the Yale Divinity School for example.

Our guest, Rick Seltzer, wrote an article in Inside Higher Ed on just that.