As a layperson who would like to pursue a theological degree, how accepted & thorough are the online degrees being offered by Christian universities? Do they truly prepare you for a "career" in ministry or education? I have a few credits from a Christian college when I was young & have always enjoyed studying Scripture without the constraints of denominational "blinders" and would like to pursue a theological-based "career". As a middle-aged husband & father, I'm not sure how to best pursue this desire. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.