So I was glancing around online for different distant programs for Biblical studies / theology, etc, and came across Colombia Evangelical Seminary. CES is a non-accredited, non-traditional distant program where almost all classes are research oriented. Instead of simply getting lecture tapes and filling out study guides students basically self study their own subjects, doing research and writing papers. Your major, and even your classes, are designed by you and your mentor to study whatever you please. Everyone has a mentor, usually something on the faculty of the school, of whom you work with to set up programs of study and submit all your research to,etc. Anyone can be a mentor though as long as they are approved by the school. The seminary is cheap compared to tradational education, but still expensive if you are pursuing it simply from interest. Anyway, there is only one Baptist who I would be intersted being mentored by, and indeed, if he would sign up I would sign up today. It would be a dream come true to be able to design a program under his leadership and have him watch over my progress. This leads me to a question, if you could pick one Christian teacher to mentor you in such a program, who would it be? I mean anyone, however unlikely that they would actually do it or even know your name? John MacArthur? Piper? Sproul? Carson? Who would it be?