Dallas Theological Seminary vs Bob Jones U

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  1. andy

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    If you wanted to become a preacher and decided to go to grad school, would you go to Bob Jones U or Dallas Seminary? Which school is better and why?
     
  2. Greg Linscott

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    If those were my only two choices, I would choose BJU. Their position on fundamentalism and practice of biblical separation is much closer to my personal convictions than DTS. I've actually considered enrolling in their program when I get the time/funds (more funds at the moment- I can make the time if I had that! :D ) .

    I would also consider these schools:
    Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa (a few old-school DTS grads on staff- good mix of young and old men, with a balanced perspective of education and ministry- I'm a little biased, though, since I got my undergrad from Faith)
    Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, Allen Park, Michigan
    Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth (Minneapolis), Minnesota

    If you were looking for a theologically conservative school without the fundamental baptist "hangups" (I noticed your profile says you're a Mo. Synod Lutheran), I'd also look at The Masters Seminary. I have also considered going there at points because of their nouthetic counseling
    program. Westminster Theological Seminary has excellent programs in counseling as well.
     
  3. aefting

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    From a Fundamentalist's viewpoint, one would probably chose BJU. I'm with Greg in that I would not be comfortable with DTS's lack of separation and their philosophy of Christian music. I also could not sign their Statement of Faith due to its, IMO, hyper-dispensationalism. (I do consider myself a dispensationalist, though).

    If I were to recommend a school, I would be torn between Detroit and BJU.

    Andy
     
  4. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Given the fact that you are Lutheran/MO Synod, I find it interesting that you would consider Dallas or (especially) BJU. I think that you would find Reformed or Westminster (both non-denominational but much more reformed in doctrine) closer to your theological leanings.
     
  5. andy

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    Dear Friend of Spurgeon, I am not asking what school I would attend. I am not a dispensationalist or a fundamental baptist. I was wondering how the two schools compare and which school YOU would attend
     
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    I could not go to either Bob Jones University or Dallas Theological Seminary.
    Some great PAstors in various denominations have gone to Fuller Seminary.
     

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