I've been seriously considering seminary for about ten years -- but only recently have the circumstances supported the call. I've listened to hundreds of hours of seminary lectures from Covenant and RTS on iTunes U during my one hour each way commute to work (car and motorcycle). My wife Janet and I have been married for 28 years. The youngest of our 3 children will be leaving for Army and school (ROTC) in a few days. we have an empty nest! I'm well read, have a BA in History, taught High School 5 years, have taught adult sunday school classes for many years, retired from the Army after 21 years of service, work as a Senior Engineer, and am completing an MS in Legal Studies: Homeland Security this Spring ('10). Janet was an SBC PK and my dad did prison ministry for years so we know the life. I'd prefer to avoid the uprooting required to attend a resident seminary. I'd really rather be bi-vocational while taking classes (I've been a guest preacher at our home church several times and want to continue minsitering in that way, as well as teaching). There are a few SBC churches in our area -- all are very small, and the nearest is all about Liberty, which is fine, but my theology leans towards the Founders. We've endured some of the theological shakiness in the ABC in order to be salt and light within the church we've felt called for the last 6 years (through one pastor resigning, one LONG interim, and now a 2 year stint with a focus on counselling -- not preaching. :-( ) Anyway, after a try on another board that claimed to be reformed, I cannot shake my overall affinity and conviction for Baptist message. So Baptists we'll remain! So...any suggestions from the more experienced types here who may have followed a similar path?