Modern Southwestern Baptist Seminary Grads

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by govteach51, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. govteach51

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    This was brought up in another thread, but I am going to ask. Does it seem to you that recent SWBTS grads are a little, well goofy? New Orleans, Southern, even Golden Gate grads seem like they are ready to spread the gospel. The last few SWBTS grads, and they were young men, talked like being a pastor was a position leading to another job. I even spoke to two who wanted to be career politicians.
    BTW: I am a SWBTS alumnus.
     
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    I do not think that in any denomination that is limited to this generation. That mentality is on the world too.
     
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    I'd echo what gb93433 said about it being a generational thing. Maybe it's something about the sheltered nature of so much of evangelicals these days. I mean seriously, given the exploding post-Christian culture the job of pastor leading to a career in politics?

    Honestly, that is silly. I've rarely run into business or career minded folks who think that being a pastor leads to a reasonable career in anything but being a pastor.

    The current SWBTS culture is odd...to say the least. I don't think it's in a good way either. This is an interesting example. The whole place seems beset by unrealistic belief in the will to power. Of course perhaps this is because of the mega-type A personality leading the institution.

    Though I can't support many of the decisions from the present leadership, and can't recommend it for any prospective students, I do appreciate that it does proclaim the Gospel and point all things to Christ...a value lacking in too many seminaries today.
     
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    I'm just offended that you didn't mention SEBTS! :D
     
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    It maybe worse than I thought. I spoke to friend of mine last evening, who is going through the process of calling an associate pastor for youth at their church. He said the committee was literally shocked, the last 2 SWBTS interviewees, told the committee they are looking to take over the senior pastor's job within a certain time frame. ( They love their senior pastor.)
    He told me, they are now looking at NOBTS for their youth pastor. ( My friend is chairman of the committee.)
     
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    Why should that surprise us when few older men are discipling the younger men. How many seminaries are making disciples outside of filling them with knowledge?

    Many young people think that what they have to offer will cure the ills in society. Once they fail a few times they will realize that their failures are road to God's usage.

    Most young people today have never failed. Their parents have bailed them out and given them everything.

    I have never once ever had a pulpit committee ever ask me about who is living for Jesus Christ because of my life. They have never asked about who I have discipled. If they knew what a disciple looks like then they would be asking different questions than they do now. Knowing what a disciple looks like helps to prevent the leadership from being deceived by those who are not making disciples.
     
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