5 Advantages & Disadvantages of Distance Seminary Education


the long way home

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For the site Best Seminary, I recently wrote two pieces about Distance Education. As I begin:

When I originally entered seminary, it was in a pretty traditional setting. A walled-in, ivy-laden campus with bearded men roaming the grounds, coffee-in-hand. We had a set schedule of classes that we dutifully went to, staring at Powerpoint presentations of varying quality, accompanied by live lecture and in-the-moment Q&A. My classmates and I would spend all our free hours together debating, arguing, refining, and sharing all our theological growth and such.

But after one year there, circumstance and convictions led me to leave that school. I worked for several years, but now I’m back in seminary, in a distance program. These two schools have similar doctrinal convictions, professorial pedigree, institutional history, and such. Therefore, I feel that I’ve been able to experience distance seminary education in a way that hopefully can give insight…

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2 thoughts on “5 Advantages & Disadvantages of Distance Seminary Education

  1. I prefer residence seminary education; somethings are caught than taught and since ministry by nature is personal, often distance learning becomes less personal even with all the technological attempt to bridge that gap.

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