Saturday, July 31, 2010

Should survey researchers of religion go to seminary?

Here's an interesting idea: Religious survey researchers should go to seminary to increase the accuracy and usefulness of their survey questions. This idea is put forth in an article by Pete Enns, discussed on Scot McKnight's blog.

Now, after 5 years undergrad, 7 years grad, and 2 years post-doc, there's no way I'm going back to school, but the article makes a good point. My neighbor, who is a retired pastor, has pointed out a couple of theological ambiguities in my book, and it would have been better for me to have known about them.

Maybe there's a market for MDiv consultants in survey research?

(Thanks Ed)


Ben Byerly said...

I'm here anytime you need an MDiv consultant. I'm sure I could help you screw up the questions even more ;-).

Knumb said...


How about hang gliding school? 2 weeks vs 2 years, instead of learning about the Word, you get to soar over God's creation.

Brad Wright said...

Thanks Ben! I may have to come out to Kenya, though, to consult with you. :-)

Maybe hang glide there?