I have been toying with the idea of going back to school this year and starting on my master’s degree. In what I don’t really know. The idea of a M.Div doesn’t excite me but I do want to study more theological issues. My problem is that I don’t really know where to go or even what I want to study.
Some have suggested a MBA considering what I am doing with my life now. Others have suggested a M.Div which really doesn’t appeal to me. The idea of a M.A. in Theology or New Testament studies does. I am Methodist in my thinking and theology but I am rooted enough in my theology that going to a school of a different theological tradition doesn’t bother me.
The seminary doesn’t have to be local seminary, in fact the idea of a strange new city does appeal to me. Briercrest isn’t really an option because of all of the jokes I have made to and about their alumni (that and I think theology books should be read and not colored in). I am looking for something that has a flexible enough program to allow me to keep working and attend.
This isn’t a career move but it more of a response to my love of theology and a desire to keep learning. If you have any suggestions or warnings, let me know via e-mail or in the comments.