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  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: SWBTS 'flexible access' enrolls off-site students

    by Alex Sibley, posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (21 days ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Marilyn Maddox wanted to "shore up" her theological studies, but being a wife, mother and fulltime staff member at a Baptist church in Houston, she was unable to relocate to Fort Worth to attend classes at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Fortunately, Southwestern provides an option other than the residential program that fits her particular circumstances: a "flexible access" master's degree. Read More

  • Reaching the world through theological education

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Fewer than 10 years ago, the Baptist seminary in Guatemala City was on the verge of closing its doors.

    Its library bookshelves were nearly bare; its only technological resources were decades-old computers; and its roof had decayed to the point that classes could not be held when it rained lest students become drenched by the impertinent dripping.

    Beyond that, the seminary's reach was limited, leaving would-be ministers who lived far from campus with no option but to fend for themselves. Read More