Whether you are preparing for the pastorate, the mission field, or the classroom, I want to personally invite you to come to @SBTS Preview Day this fall on October 18th. You can register for free with code, THEBRIEFING. Register here: https://t.co/OnXUevac1z pic.twitter.com/QENVgRUthf
— Albert Mohler (@albertmohler) September 18, 2019
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) September 18, 2019
Mohler has for several years been encouraging quick marriage and pregnancy, and I’m convinced it’s because that makes it difficult for seminarians to leave in favor of serious education. Just imagine a young man who is a couple of years in and suddenly realizes the storyline is crazy and he doesn’t believe it. BUT: His parents are bursting with pride at his choice of career, he has a child, and faculty with one eye on their retirement accounts are crooning that doubt is a commonplace; it’ll go away. Also, he is married to a woman reared from childhood to be a preacher’s wife, and she is never going to be a good sport about four more years in married student housing while he studies some bullshit atheist thing like physics.
So he stays, gets his degree and sets out, literally, to save the world — which laughs at him because, Hey!, that story is crazy and the cult-ish ethics harm people, and the people around them, if they’re foolish enough to take it seriously. Now he is in the net with, mostly, people too dumb to know that the Christian narrative is crazy and untrue — and they’re looking to him for guidance on how to live.
You can see the problem, and it’s a tribute to the genuine need for the Clergy Project that it keeps growing.