Why Southern Seminary?

On the heels of the YouTube video of John Piper, it is worth reminding ourselves of another important statement(s) which he made, namely the dangers of attending a school like Southern Seminary. There is no question that Piper endorses and supports SBTS 100%, but that does not come without a warning to us as students as we study, work, and live in such a “posh” environment.

With that said, yesterday Mark Dever shared some good advice for criteria for determining what seminary one should attend. His five points were:

1. Confession of Faith
2. Quality of Education
3. Cost
4. Church
5. Connection for Life

(Click here to read the entire post)

Over the past couple of months I have been asked this question both in the blogosphere and in person as my wife and I have hosted prospective students when they visited our school. I will add my thoughts later, but first I would like to get your take.

Should a prospective student visit this blog and query you about why they should attend Southern Seminary, what would you tell them?

Do you agree with the list provided by Mark Dever?

Would you keep them in that order or change it?

Would you add anything to the list?

Share your thoughts on why you have chosen to attend Southern and why others should too.

– Posted by Timmy Brister, April 3, 2007
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