Monday, August 17, 2009
Yellow lines, dead armadillos and seminary
Meaning, on one extreme is the 18-hour Certificate of Theological Studies.
On the other extreme is the 87-hour Master of Divinity.
And in the middle, where I am, is the 48-hour Master of Theological Studies.
And I think I'd rather go to either of the extremes: a certificate, then on for a Ph.D. in history. Or for the M.Div. and ordination.
Not in hurry. Just got my ears on.
I'd start with whatever classes worked for all three, then make a decision.
I'd wager that you're well beyond the certificate. I mean, it's just six classes! That's mostly intro classes (which you already have a good head start on) and then maybe a few deeper classes. You'd never get into the good stuff. I think it's just an academic gateway drug anyway -- they offer it to lure people in and then hook them into one of the more substantial degrees. That's what seems to happen with most people I know.
Yer right, of source! :-)
With out the yellow lines separating the oppositions America would resemble a California I-5 pile up in the fog, and Hightower would be just another grump sitting beside the road waiting for government based rescue system.
Seminary? Absorb all you can stand.
Then go for the PhD in History.