Like many other DTS alumni, I got the ThM.
When starting seminary, I was under the impression that any and every pastor on the planet had a ThM. There were times (no foolin') that I even found myself looking down my nose at the poor MABS or MACE folks while in seminary.
Over time I realized that most seminaries have the MDiv as the pastoral degree, an option that DTS doesn't offer.
Tommy Nelson of Denton Bible Church destroyed for me the myth that a MABS is not adequate for pastoral training, but I've often long thought DTS should offer the MDiv as another option.
My questions for you?
- What degree did you get?
- Would you have opted for the MDiv had it been available to you?
4 years is a long time for a masters degree and I wonder how many went the MABS or MACE to "get 'er done" more quickly. Might they have gone MDiv and thereby been *qualified for pastoral ministry* in the eyes of the school?
But if the MDiv was offered, would anyone pursue the ThM anymore, the seminary's flagship degree?
Just something I've wondered about since my second year in seminary.