I'm applying to Gardner-Webb

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Speedpass, May 17, 2002.

  1. Speedpass

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    I know it will raise a few eyebrows among some on this board, but I believe that is where God wants me at this point in time.
     
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    Cool.

    That is near here, in Boiling Springs.

    Hollar at me when you get here. I am at Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Belmont during the day.
     
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    Jimmy, we'll make a liberal out of you yet! ;)

    Joshua

    P.S. Doesn't G-W train women for the pastorate? Is that an issue for you?
     
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    I speak for the majority of BB readers - we have NO CLUE what a Gardner-Webb is! :confused:

    And why, if by our resident liberal's opinion, it would it make you a liberal, would you opt to go there? :eek:

    You WANT to turn out like Joshua!!??? :rolleyes:
     
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    If it's not personal, why is G-W your choice? There are so many other reputable, better, more inexpensive schools out there.
     
  6. Speedpass

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    1)It is not as liberal as Richmond, McAfee, or Wake Forest. Their admissions director even told me their theology was no different than Truett's.

    2)It has a block schedule, with classes only meeting on Monday and Tuesday. That would be less conflicting with my work schedule than if I attended a school without block scheduling.

    3)It is SACS and ATS accredited.

    4)I still have a little bit of Carolina in my blood.
     
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    If I become a liberal, I'll have to make a conservative out of you :D
    They don't seem to be as explicit as McAfee or Richmond concerning the training of female clergy.
     
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    Jimmy, isn't the authoer of What the Bible Really Says About Women on the faculty there?

    Joshua

    [ May 20, 2002, 06:54 PM: Message edited by: Rev. Joshua Villines ]
     
  9. Speedpass

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    The Lord has been leading me in another direction, so I won't be applying at G-W after all.
     
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    Keep us updated as we keep you in our prayers. It's a big decision.
     
  11. FearNot

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    Jimmy, as a graduate of GW, I applaud the fact that you decided not to go there. It has changed alot since I attended there. It wasn't the most biblically accurate place when I was there, I butted heads with one of my religion teachers alot (even though I liked him on a personal level). They have started to go a different direction and it has made me disappointed. None of my alum dollars will go there, and it is sad that they have changed. I pray that the school eturns to the way it once was.
     
  12. Speedpass

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    Are you referring to the university itself, or the Divinity School, or both?
     
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    Jimmy, when I graduated they were just starting the divinity school. Things started to go down hill from there. The issues I had in classes was in the normal religion class that every student had to attend.
     
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    Jimmy, have you considered Ambassdor Baptist College? It is only a few minutes north of Gardner-Webb, and is very sound Biblically.
     

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