Hello to all, traditionalists and non-traditionalists alike: I am in a conundrum. Maybe some of you "old hands" can help me work through it? ("Young hands" are welcome to comment too). I have both masters from the university and the seminary. I am teaching in a Master's degree program from time to time that has a "truncated master's" degree. It seems that the old MDiv is being pushed aside and may even become antequated? Who wants (or needs?) to spend 3 full years, 90+ semester hours for preparation for ministry these days. I am told by people who should know at our SBC seminaries that fewer and fewer of our young folk are going into the MDiv programs. Frankly they are not even wanting to go into the long term pastoral ministry. Many do not want a pulpit ministry. Many are wanting to be "church planters" which is a noble calling and professionally for sure. But if you do not want to pastor then what good is the MDiv, when you can get out there 1-2 years earlier and start the program to which God has called you. I am just rambling here I know. But you get my drift do you not. Has the need and focus of the MDiv needed any more. I know what I am asking is "heresy" on some levels to some of my colleagues but I want to stay up with the times. Who knows, I am sure they asked the same type questions when the old BD was changed over to the Master of Divinity? Let me hear from you. And I know I may take it on the chin here. I may need a group hug before this is all over. :1_grouphug: LOL!!! Please note: the computer I am using does not have spell-check capabilities. "That is all!"