Reformed Pastor, President, and Professor: An Interview with W. Robert Godfrey
Tabletalk: Why is seminary education necessary today, especially when the Internet makes so many resources readily available?
W. Robert Godfrey: As you cannot learn surgery on the Internet, as you cannot have a church on the Internet, so you cannot get a good pastoral education on the Internet. The Internet is valuable for various kinds of information, but it can-not provide the kind of personal interaction and mentoring necessary for seminary education. The community of faculty and students and the community of students interacting with fellow students are both crucial for learning academic and interpersonal skills.