Thursday, May 9, 2013

Want a Free Seminary Education?

One of the worst blights besmirching American pulpits is the online degree.  With that in mind, biblically sound institutions indeed post free resources featuring theological heavy-weights who love the Lord.  Thus, many Christian leaders lacking the ability to attend a quality seminary scour the web for the good, hoping to gain the knowledge they need for daily ministry.

Maybe that describes you, and perhaps you missed something really good.  No, it's not an e-ordination, but it will build your ability in and love for the Bible.  Seminary professor Nathan Busenitz announced the launch of this goldmine of online training that is indeed free:
Earlier this month, The Master’s Seminary launched its Theological Resource Center (TRC) — an online hub for ministry-training resources. Because many pastors around the world will never be able to attend seminary in the United States, the TRC extends the resources of TMS and its partner ministries to those who cannot come to us. The website is designed for both personal edification and for use in a group settings.
The featured resource on the site is a growing library of video lectures taught by the TMS faculty. These lectures can be watched, free-of-charge, by anyone with an internet connection. The site currently contains seven full courses, consisting of 162 individual lectures. Over the next few months, the library will grow to include over 20 courses, offering hundreds of hours of seminary-level lecture content. When complete, this online video library will cover a wide range of topics including Bible Survey, Grammar and Exegesis, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, and Biblical Counseling.
Additionally, the TRC is designed to help visitors easily find additional resources from the seminary’s partner ministries: The Masters’ College, Grace Community Church, the Shepherds’ Conference, and Grace to You. Everything from sermon transcripts to chapel messages to conference audio to journal articles is easy to locate and utilize.
So take a few minutes to poke around the new site. Bookmark it now; and come back often to access new lectures as they become available.