I had a conversation with a friend earlier today. He is an IT guy who works for a company which contracts with major colleges and universities to assist them in promoting themselves and recruit students over the internet. My friend attended a seminar this week in which the speaker explained that there are two types of schools. One is a research institution. It has a faculty who have interest in a particular area and they direct their students to research various aspects of the given field in order to expand the sum of human knowledge regarding that subject. The other is a practical school which does not really seek to expand knowledge, but seeks to dissiminate the knowledge that is already avialable in a given field for use by those who wish to have a career in that field. Now, think about the schools you have attended; your Christian college or seminary. Which role do you think they are playing in the field of education? Are they researching to expand the knowledge of a certain field or are they teaching people practical guidelines based upon accepted knowledge in order to facilitate workers in a certain field?