Dr. C.N. Willborn is one of my professors at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Lord willing I will have Ancient Church with him during the fall 2008 semester.
Dr. Willborn expresses some of the same thoughts that I have had over the years regarding the issue of training for the ministry. The difference is, he is professor at a theological seminary. Read his article titled Thoughts on Ministerial Education and Preparation. Here is a taste:
This, of course, will require pastors to become manly again—men who take their calling seriously and exercise it fully. Committing what they know and believe “to faithful men” (2 Tim 2:2). Pastors should be men who minister rather than administrate; disciple rather than manage. They are to avoid becoming entangled in anything less than that which will bear generational and eternal fruit. Where is the Calvin and the Chalmers who gave themselves to shepherding flocks and discipling the next generation of pastors?
Even though I’ve only sat under Dr. Willborn for one class thus far, I have benefitted greatly from this man, academically, but much more on a pastoral level.
I will have to say something to him though regarding his post on a blog, since he has been critical of blogging.