What teacher would you love to learn under.

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  1. Pete Richert

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    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?
     
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    Dr. Stephen Olford ----- the Theological "Einstein" of our age!!!
     
  3. Pete Richert

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    Can you tell us a little about him? I did a little web digging and found that his son went to the same undergrad that I did for his bachelors and masters, Wheaton College.
     
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    Dr. Olford "mentored" Dr. John Phillips--another theological "Einstein"

    www.olford.com

    Eighty somethin' somethin' somethin' years old---but the brain of a scolar
     
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    I like Erwin Lutzer, though I've had some major disagreements with him.

    He answers all my letters very thoughtfully and at length. Great speaker. He loves to dive into weird aspects of the Gospels and other spiritual topics.

    He has great variety in his sermons, and like I said, tackles some highly unusual, even quite odd topics.

    I disagree with him that witchcraft is preached against a lot (I heard only John Hagee and Pat Robertson sqwawk over the pure satanic Harry Potter frenzy)...and he said yesterday that he thinks only planet Earth has life on it, or something to that effect. I think the Bible is abundantly clear that there is life all over the whole universe, the cosmos praises Him.

    I bookmarked the Olford site. Thanks.

    [​IMG] :cool: :cool: :cool: [​IMG]
     
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    Calvin Miller (Church Leadership)

    Dr. Al Fasol (Expository Preaching)

    Steve Gregg (Prophecy)

    Dr. Robert Ellis (Hebrew)

    Dr. Thomas Brisco (Biblical Archaeology / Israeli History)

    These are the only names I can think of right now.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Dr. Lorin Cranford for NT studies.
     
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    Definately John Piper. Although if we are dreaming I would say Calvin, Luther, Knox, Carl F.H. Henry, Jonathan Edwards, or Charles Spurgeon.

    I would love to take classes from
    D.A. Carson
    John Frame
    John MacArthur
    J.I. Packer
    James R. White

    and pretty much everyone at Trinty, Westminster, and Southern

    D.R.
     
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    D.A. Carson's books have been extremely challenging to me.
     
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    How about the Master...Jesus Christ. He would be my choice. [​IMG]
     
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    DITTO!!
     
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    Suze Orman.

    I'd have started an IRA, begun tithing, and bought a house long before I did!!!

    Okay, maybe not a Christian teacher, but it's not surprising that her teachings are in line with Christian principles.
     
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    John Bunyan would have been an excellent one.

    I don't know how to spell his name, but he is the guy that battled Arian in Egypt. Is it Athanasiaus?
     
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    John Bunyan...way to go Daniel David. Good choice. I heard that there is going to be a new, modernized, special effects version of PILGRIM'S PROGRESS film coming out soon.

    If any of you have not seen the old 60s or 70s film PIGRIM'S PROGRESS, try to get a copy of it somehow, and the sequel, about his wife, I forget the name of it now, Chastity?

    Having Jesus as teacher is the ultimate...but doesn't count because the thread is "What Christian teacher..." and Jesus Christ is not a Christian. He's a Jew.
     
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    I'd settle for Dr. Bob

    He has taught me somethings since I've been here on BB.
     
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    Dr. Bob,

    you may know more about this than I do since I am sure you have run into more people up north that might have had him, but I have heard that D.A. Carson is the quintessential Ivory Tower professor -- that he is very standoffish with his students and is very hard to establish any relationship with. Have you heard anything like this?

    D.R.
     
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    He is an academician for certain. His job is to instruct and enlighten, helping others with principles so that they then may use said principles in their own life and ministry.

    Now I would be a lot more personable and fun, but Carson would be the one teaching circles around me!

    Exegetical Fallacies is a great way to start. Had all of my theology students at Pillsbury BBC read it and focus on one of the illustrations (their choice). Paperback, cheap and worth it.

    http://www.discerningreader.com/dacarson.html
     
  18. Pete Richert

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    Ok kids, this was supposed to be modern teachers.
     

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