A friend of mine shared my previous blog post on several facebook groups. Most thought it was entertaining, but it did irritate several groups of people–the very groups in that blog post. A few of my old seminary friends saw it and verified everything I said, and then some. RTS Jackson was a few years from shutting down.
Others who went there said the Southern Presbyterian element wasn’t as strong as I made it out to be. Maybe. Certainly, the racial element was gone, thankfully. At the same time a lot of professors had left, so there’s that. But then again maybe the Southern Presbyterian element wasn’t strong simply because it is not a theologically strong school. They say they want to train pastor-theologians. That’s a stretch. Most of the classes are surface-level. You simply can’t spend a long time on a theologian or a section of theology. They are more interested in churning out preacher-boys.
Someone said I was bitter. I’m not. I mean, I was from 2007-2011 but not anymore. I bring it up so that others don’t end up going there and wasting time and money.
One FV “Dark” guy (think old biblical horizons list) saw the post and said it was a waste of time. There is a streak in some federal vision theology that has a “if ya ain’t with us, yer gin us!” But that’s a small streak.