To get started, I thought I'd explain why I decided to study at MCTS rather than one of the many other fine institutions that offer theological education through distance education. So, here's why I chose Midwest:
- Flexibility - In addition to the traditional classes offered onsite, MCTS offers correspondence courses, online classes, and week long modular courses.
- Affordability - You simply won't find a more affordable high-quality theological education offered anywhere else.
- Orthodoxy - The professors at MCTS subscribe to the gold standard of Reformed Baptist orthodoxy, the London Baptist Confession of 1689. Though I could quibble over a few points here and there (I actually prefer the 1646 confession myself), any school that teaches both Reformed and Baptist distinctives has a definite leg up over the competition.
- The Professors - Sam Waldron is the academic dean and professor of theology at MCTS. After hearing him speak and debate earlier this year at the Deep South Founders Conference in Jackson I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to study under him. Also, the adjunct and visiting professors include such notables as Tom Ascol, Tom Nettles, and Don Whitney.