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Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by VoiceInTheWilderness, Jan 27, 2003.
I am interested in any comments some would like to share about Southeastern, good or bad.
i give it two thumbs up but of course all i know is what i've read and what i've learned by word of mouth... i am planning on attending there when i finish North Greenville College, which i'm planning on attending when i finish highschool this may...
I have a preacher friend who is getting ready to start classes there. It is a very missions minded seminary. Dr. Benton, head of the school I think, is a mentor to young preacher men. If I were considering going to seminary and was a southern Baptist, I would attend.
I'm sorry, i read something wrong... i was thinking of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY... thats where i'm planning on going, but from what i've heard of Southeastern, its a good school, too... i would reccomend it over Southwestern and western(or whatever the one on the west coast is called) and probably new orleans too...
Southeastern is a good school.
Southwestern is a great school.
you've got it backwards... southwestern is a good school... southeastern is a great school... southern is the best school
Just for the record
Southern is in Louisville, Kentucky
Southeastern is at Wake Forest, North Carolina
New Orleans well that is obvious isn't it
Mid-America is in Kansas City, Missouri
Southwestern is in Fort Worth, Texas
Golden Gate is in Mill Valley, California
Midwestern is also in KC, Mo.
Southwestern is best--or was best.
I think New Orleans is one that has a good children's program now. Southwestern lost some of theirs.
All the rest provide little if anything.
Or you could go to one of the seminaries founded after they ran the real baptist scholars out of the SBC ones.
I can't believe anyone would insist there is a better school than Southeastern! Okay, maybe I am a little partial since I am working on my MDiv. there. If you want a "moderate" education, go to one of the schools Rev. Joshua may recommend. If you want a solid, conservative education, then Southeastern is your place! The quality of the professors is excellent, and there is no one else I would want for president of the school besides Paige Patterson. It is more than just a school, it seems like a big family to me.
I could not have put it better myself. I just finished my B.A. in Biblical Studies and History of Ideas (double major) here at Southeastern College at Wake Forest. Now I am enrolled in the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies here at Southeastern. If you want high quality accademics Southeastern is the place. The campus is beautiful and the new housing units are great. One draw back is that the Raleigh/Durham area has one of the highest cost of living rates in the Southeast region.
Likewise, I would remind Joshua that not a single liberal professor was fired or run away from Southeastern. They all quite of their own accord.
Hello Rev. G,
You got it backwards. Southwestern is a good school. In fact all six of the SBC Seminaries are really good schools. However, Southeastern is the Crown Jewel of them all!
[ January 29, 2003, 05:15 AM: Message edited by: BibleboyII ]
I heard that Southern is a Calvinistic Baptist Seminary? Apparently the president and all the noted professors are Calvinists. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
100% true... i've heard from a few sources that Southeastern is somewhat Calvinistic, can anyone who attends or has attended there confirm that???
Paige Patterson, the president, would vehemently reject Calvinism. You should be able to use search engine to find some articles where he expresses his position, particularly in contrast to his friend Al Mohler, president at Southern.
My impression is that the majority of the faculty are Calvinistic, particularly in biblical studies, languages, church history, and theology fields. My impression is that the pastoral/evangelism/church ministries faculty may be more diverse. I should emphasize that those are impressions, not based on scientific survey.
...and Southern is the BEST school!
I would agree with your impression. Patterson is definitely not a Calvinist, and openly says so in chapel. However, I have noticed at least one of my professors seems to be Calvinistic, at least in the way he talks. I am sure there are quite a few here who teach and there are probably quite a few students who are Calvinists. I just met a 'hyper-Calvinist' at work who goes here, and then one of my other friends came here because it was far less Calvinistic than some of the other SB seminaries. I don't know what BibleBoy experiences are, he has been here far longer than I have.
Southern and Southeastern both have Reformed doctrinal statements that persons must sign to be a professor there. Of course, that doesn't mean much since scores of people signed them and taught things that are not even close to being Biblical, let alone Reformed (The password is SUBORDINATION).
Now that the phony scholars have been seperated from the real ones, these two can get down to business (That was for you, Joshua)
Absolutely, Tom. It's enough work just to learn what the Bible teaches. I can't imagine what it would have been like to have to learn all the heresy, too!
Southern has developed this reputation based upon Mohler's influence, but the statement is not entirely true in and of itself. There are many notable profs at SBTS who would not classify themselves as Calvinists (including some of the VPs).
As an alumni of both SEBTS and SBTS, I can recommend either school. I have been through every level of post-graduate education at these two institutions and give them both high recommendations.
Both schools seem to reflect the mentality and philosophies of their presidents. SEBTS functions more like a Bible belt mega-church and SBTS mirrors a northeastern "high" church.
Both have their weaknesses and strengths. In the theology department, SBTS has the advantage. In NT studies, the schools are comparable. These are the areas where I spent my time, so I am more familiar with these programs.
Both schools will continue to move forward (if SBTS does not allow the callow Calvinists who seem to be flocking there destroy its reputation and passion for souls).