Liberty BTS Experiences

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by untangled, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. untangled

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    Hello Brothers and Sisters.

    I was wondering if there were any Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary alumni or current students here to share about Liberty.

    I am starting as soon as my transcripts are reviewed and would like to have some of you share about how you have been received in the field. Do churches usually view it the same as other Baptist Seminaries?

    How was the experience with the distance learning for those that have taken any courses there?

    I am extremely excited about starting seminary again. Though I will be doing it mainly by distance learning this time around I can not wait. I have always enjoyed doing the assigned research and reading.

    God Bless!

    In His Service,

    Brooks
     
  2. Major B

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    I graduated from Liberty with the M.A.R., and was very pleased with the whole experience. Their video faculty is probably better than the faculty at the seminary, because they have so many leading people in the fields that teach courses. I especially liked their Bible courses--take all of them you can! Elmer Towns on John was particularly good, but so was the fellow who taught Psalms.

    The only negative thing I can say is that because they are constantly expanding, I found their bureaucracy to be slow and a bit disorganized, but they are all willing to help iron things out.

    Their counseling approach is integrative (combining psychology and Bible), so I don't recommend their counseling courses at all. However, their other material is fine.
     
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    Hey Major B,

    Thanks for replying. You ever thought about going on through with your M.Div there? You're already halfway there. They have waived the campus requirements for those who choose not to travel there. I was just wondering about that.

    You commented on the counseling approach Liberty has. Did you take the Pastoral Counseling concentration for the MAR or are you in the Ph.D in Pastoral Care and Counseling?

    In Christ,

    Brooks
     
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    When I was going there, the residence requirements made an M.Div. impossible because of my wife's health.

    I may come back at a later date and get the M.Div.

    I investigated the Liberty counseling program, and opted for another school to take my doctorate because Liberty's counseling approach combines psychology with the Bible. As a nouthetic counselor, I cannot and will not do such a thing. The school where I am now in a doctoral program in counseling takes a strictly biblical approach to counseling.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking: Which school is that Major?

    Brooks
     
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    A good friend of mine back home completed his MAR from Liberty back in 1990. I guess he had a positive experience with it. After all, he was averaging 4 hours sleep per night, since he did all his "homework" after his children went to bed.
     

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