This short reflection comes after I read about an abusive husband who was theologically trained and a pastor.
I am a graduate of both Dallas Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Both were formative in my spiritual development.
One concern for me is how easy it is to be accepted as a student at all evangelical seminaries. Being “called” is almost always an individual affair. That is, one describes to the prospective seminary their fitness to minister based solely on one’s own assessment. Disastrous stuff. Seminaries must do much better here.
Some dear friends were made in seminary, both in Dallas and at Trinity. However, I met my fair share of folks at both places who raised serious concerns about their fitness for ministry.