Seminaries in Southeastern PA

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by JonHenry, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. JonHenry

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    There are 2 seminaries that I know of in SE PA that I am considering: Biblical Theological Seminary & Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. Has anyone heard much about these 2 institutions?

    Extra Credit:
    What about Trinity Seminary (a correspondence/online school in Indiana)?

    Thanks, Jon
     
  2. swaimj

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    JonHenry,
    I plan to graduate from Calvary in May with an M.Div. If I can answer any questions, feel free to post them or to e-mail me.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    And feel free to email me about Trinity, one of the oldest (and pioneer) of distance ed.

    BTW, couple of the men now at Calvary in Lansdale (Dr. VanHettlo and Dr. Lovik) were some of my very favorite teachers.
     
  4. JonHenry

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    Swaimj, I do have a few questions...

    Are you in the 3- or 4-year program?

    Do you think it's likely I could do a 3-year program while working, say, 20 hours a week.
    (I am very concerned about staying balanced with my family & spiritual priorities, so i don't want to jump into a 3-year if it will keep me from family time).

    Do you wear a tie to class? (that's a STUPID question).

    Are they restrictive as to what type of Baptist church you can attend? I believe that if we move back to that area we would attend 1st Bapt. of Perkasie.

    Do you feel like you are part of a cummunity there, or are you mainly a class attender?

    So many questions. If you have a second of time, I would appreciate your help.

    Thanks!

    Jon
     
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    After 8 years it doesn't matter! :D

    Yes, I think that is feasable. Guys who work 40 hours a week often finish in 4-5 years. If you could work only 20, you could get it done.

    Yes. A tie and a sport jacket. [​IMG]

    The school is fundamental and would encourage attendance in a fundamental church. Most guys are coming out of fundamental colleges and have no problem. However, I think they are a little more flexible with older guys.

    By community, I assume you mean the church? I made lots of friends in the church, though I stopped attending there a little over a year ago and started working in a smaller church. If that is not what you were asking, please clarify and I'll try again.
     
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    Dr. Bob, Dr. Van is now retired and caring for his invalid wife in Grand Rapids area of Michigan, I believe. Like Rush you are right 98% of the time. :D

    [ December 17, 2002, 04:16 PM: Message edited by: Circuitrider ]
     
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    Correct on Dr. Van.

    Currently I am taking one of Dr. Lovik's video courses: New Testament Intro, which is the history of the canon and textual criticism. Dr. Lovik is currently the school's registrar. He semi-retired from teaching about one year ago (though he has been drafted a couple of times). He plans to fully retire sometime in 2003.

    These men have had part of training hundreds of men over the years. Thank God for their faithfulness.
     

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