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Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Martin, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Martin

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    I have finished my MA at Liberty University. Now I must make a difficult decision...where to go next? At one time I wanted to teach theology (etc) however over time and study I have found myself more interested in historical issues (historical Jesus, Biblical Backgrounds, church history, US history, etc). This has lead me more towards getting a MA and PhD in history. I am considering North Carolina State's MA in history with a concentration in ancient history . According to the program I should to tailor my program to tie into my areas of interest. I think this would serve me better (since I want to go into teaching Christian college/university) than going further with the theology degrees. Though I probably would return and get at least a second Masters in Theology at some point in the future.

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    Martin,

    Have we not talked about this before on the BB?

    Are you a minister (or wannabe?)? Do you want to teach at a seminary or Bible college, it would seem you need the ministr credential if this is the end.

    If you are then do the MDiv/PhD at a good evangelical seminary.

    If NOT, then do the MA/PhD at any good secular university where you can get in and still afford it.

    It also depends a lot on whether or not you want to study/teach church history or ancient history as you have indicated.

    Knowing for sure what "you want to be when you grow up" can make a difference what school you want/need to attend.

    sdg!

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    Have we not talked about this before on the BB?

    ==In general, yes. I was just talking about this one program.


    Are you a minister (or wannabe?)? Do you want to teach at a seminary or Bible college, it would seem you need the ministr credential if this is the end.

    ==No.


    If NOT, then do the MA/PhD at any good secular university where you can get in and still afford it.

    ==Yep.

    It also depends a lot on whether or not you want to study/teach church history or ancient history as you have indicated.

    ==Church history is a good side, but ancient history will be the focus. This program at NC State deals alot with the New Testament period. I think it will be a great degree/knowledge to have. It will help in studying several of the issues I mentioned.

    Martin.
     
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    Martin,

    You could do a lot worse than any program in the public universities in North Carolina.

    Sounds like a plan.

    sdg!

    rd
     

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