I do not mean in any way to demean those who have attended and graduated from a seminary!! However, I have to wonder if that secondary degree is all that necessary to make the man a better preacher. I have three friends who graduated from Claremont School of Theology, and all three have said that they never had the need to open the Bible. That is scary, if, in fact, it is true, and I don't doubt their words. Of course, they did open their Bibles, but said they could have gone the entire two years without so much as reading from the Word. So, except for more book knowledge at the end of seminary, does anyone really see benefits in a seminary educated pastor?