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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Charlotte Campus

SEMINARY REVIEW – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Main Campus (Hamilton)

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) in Charlotte, North Carolina exists to equip men and women who, as committed servants of Christ, are disciplined in mind, eager to learn, and sensitive to the needs of the world. Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte primarily serves students from the Southeast and its sought-after degree programs have attracted students from other U.S. States and each major continent.

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Talbot School of Theology

Founded in 1952, Talbot School of Theology is an interdenominational seminary located in Southern California near Los Angeles. It is one of the seven schools that comprises Biola University. Talbot couples solid evangelical scholarship with intentional character development to prepare students for a lifetime of relevant, effective ministry. It is the purpose of Talbot to develop in the lives of its students a spiritual life which is in harmony with the great doctrines taught, in order that they may grow in the grace as well as in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Specifically, the goal is to educate and graduate students characterized by practical Christian service, missionary and evangelistic zeal and an adequate knowledge of the Scriptures.

Talbot currently offers degree programs in Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theology, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Ministry. Moreover, Talbot is known for its conservative evangelical theology, especially related to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy and premillennial dispensationalism.

Dr. Clinton E. Arnold serves as the current Dean of Talbot School of Theology. He is also the Professor of New Testament Language and Literature.

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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Hamilton

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) is an interdenominational evangelical Christian graduate school dedicated to equipping students to ‘all facets of gospel outreach’. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary combines a rich tradition with cutting-edge educational innovation. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, GCTS seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.

The original Hamilton campus serves as the main campus with a diverse student body of approximately 632 students from 55 denominations and 22 foreign countries. It offers a wide variety of masters and doctoral degrees. Its masters degrees are offered on a full-time, residential model and provide students with a classical theological education, the opportunity for deep spiritual formation, and an emphasis on global engagement and practical training. Its faculty has an international reputation in the areas of biblical studies, ministry and theology. And besides from its main campus in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary also has an urban campus located in downtown Boston known as the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME), a campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, and an extension site located in Jacksonville, Florida.

The current president of Gordon-Conwell is Dennis Hollinger, a Christian Ethicist.

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Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is one of the largest evangelical Christian seminaries in the world and the educational seminary of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Located in Deerfield, Illinois, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School enrolls more than 1,200 graduate students in professional and academic programs, including more than 150 in its Ph.D programs. At the center of this school is the Master of Divinity program, preparing pastors, teachers, and missionaries for many kinds of service.

At present, Tite Tiénou is the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and the professor of Theology of Mission.

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Dallas Theological Seminary

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) is one of the largest conservative evangelical seminaries in the world with more than 70 denominations represented. Located in Dallas, Texas, the seminary has more than 14,000 alumni from over 100 countries serving the world. The seminary was founded by Lewis Sperry Chafer and W. H. Griffith Thomas in 1924. It has grown to have extension campuses in Atlanta, Austin, Guatemala, Houston, Knoxville, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., and Tampa. DTS offers degrees in Master of Theology, Master of Arts, Doctoral Programs and Non-professional degrees. With past presidents including John Walvoord and Charles Swindoll, the seminary has been known for many years as the academic center of dispensationalism.

Dr. Mark L. Bailey succeeded Dr. Chuck Swindoll and assumed the Seminary’s presidency in 2001. Aside from being the president of Dallas Theological Seminary, Dr. Bailey is the professor of Bible Exposition and is thoroughly committed to upholding the seminary’s commitment to dispensationalism.

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Fuller Theological Seminary

Located in Pasadena, California, Fuller Theological Seminary offers 20 degree programs at 9 campus locations – with Spanish, Korean, and online options – through Schools of Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies as well as 15 centers, institutes, and initiatives. Arguably one of the largest and most diverse multidenominational seminaries in the world, Fuller Theological Seminary is known for its academic rigor and has more than 4,200 students from 70 countries and 100 denominations.

As of today, more than 40,000 Fuller alumni have been called to serve as ministers, counselors, teachers, artists, nonprofit leaders, businesspersons, and in a multitude of other kingdom vocations around the world. Some of the seminary’s famous alumni include Rick Warren, John Ortberg, John Piper, John Maxwell and Bill Bright (Founder, Campus Crusade for Christ).

Dr. Mark Labberton was named the president of Fuller Theological Seminary as of July 1, 2013. He is also the Lloyd John Ogilvie Professor of Preaching. He succeeded Richard John Mouw as the president of Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Mouw returned to teaching in the position of Professor of Faith and Public Life. Mouw came from a Reformed background and has a particular interest in the Calvinist concept of ‘common grace’. He is also committed to social justice and ecumenism. In 2006, a Los Angeles Times article labeled Richard Mouw as “one of the nation’s leading evangelicals”.