Q&A 18: What does the spiritual and intellectual makeup of a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate look like?
Question: What does the spiritual and intellectual makeup of a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate look like?
The easiest way to answer that question is he or she looks like a Great Commission Christian. In other words, they have a consuming passion to make disciples of all the people groups scattered around the world teaching them to be faithful to all that Jesus has taught. In that context, a Southeastern graduate will hopefully be a person who loves God well both with the mind and the heart. It is very difficult to strike that balance, and it is my prayer that those who graduate from this school will have a heart that is passionate for our Lord and His glory but also a mind that thinks in a Christian “world view-ish” kind of way. We bring no honor to our Lord by having empty heads. We also bring no honor to our Lord by having empty hearts. So my goal is that we would be spiritually balanced as we seek to honor the Lord and love Him well with our head, our heart and our hands. Finally, a Southeastern student is going to be a servant who follows in the beautiful model provided by our Lord Jesus (see Mark 10:45). We are called to serve the church. That is the calling I hope will grip the heart of every SEBTS grad.