Hey gang; New questions! First: Are Bible colleges of days-gone-by gone away altogether and should they? Second: Is there still a need or place for Bible colleges in the academic world? Or, are they still the "step-children" of that world? Third: Was there ever a niche or need for them in the beginning? Note: I am not talking about "in house" or "church related" Bible colleges like those that are diploma mills and offer doctors degrees. There were and still are a few BCs who are RA, rigorous, and serious about academic education. Many times they have some particular theological or political "axe to grind" such as dispensationalism, "holiness," "separation," and such. But they are still good schools academically nonetheless. I suppose I am talking about schools which have made the transition like Philadelphia, John Brown, or even Bob Jones. (Although I do not want to open that "can of worms" again!). Looking forward to the responses. sdg! "dr"