I am a full-time seminary student. And I have enjoyed my experience at Ashland Seminary. In fact God has used it to deepen my relationship with Him and my love and commitment to my faith community and the Church universal. I have met God in the pages of textbooks, in academic journal articles, in the struggle to learn the Hebrew language, in conversations with others on the journey, and in quiet moments of reflection as I wrestle with the inherent weight and responsibility and danger of knowledge.
Still I am not sold on all aspects of theological education. A friend of mine recently pointed me to a blog entry with the same title as this post. The author offers an honest critique of seminaries. I am linking the post here. Read the article then come back here to leave a comment.