“Neither Jesus nor any of the twelve apostles could get a job in any self-respecting mainline church in America today; none of them had a degree from an accredited seminary.”
This article details the decline of many seminaries around the country, forcing them to reduce staff, sell property and minimize degree offerings.
It all seems part of a larger trend to professionalize the clergy and the church, to make church after a business model and thus, seminaries built after a business school model.
This particular model does not seem to be working for seminaries nor the church!
“There is a lot of dead wood in American Christian institutions today, and the carters are coming to clear it away.”
(Hat tip to The Pietist Schoolman)