It seems every thread gets lead to this subject, so I though why not start a new thread! What are people's thoughts and experiences with these different programs? What are the strenghts and weaknesses? I have experienced both types of programs. I have found DE to be completely convienient, difficult, and disciplined. There is almost no limitation as to what a person can do via the internet now. I also experienced the B&M aspect of seminary. I would not trade the friendships I have made with anyone. Many of my friends have my resume, and I have thiers. I attend a seminary in a town that has three and we are allowed to cross register. This brings incredible insight and discussion with people of different faiths, stances, etc. One of the limitations on B&M is the moving and having to devote class time. Please no one mention costs, most seminaries have incredible financial aid to cover the costs of tuition, and I'm not speaking of loans either. One of the limitations of DE is that lack of face to face relationships. I can debate with people on discussion boards like this one, but I do not know any of you face to face, I've never met your kids, and you haven't met mine. Let's get your thoughts and please be polite.