Steven Smith, VP for Student Services and Communications at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a great post on the issue of debt and ministry. Here is an excerpt:
Those who train for the ministry are called to lead a generation addicted to consumerism to embrace the counter cultural message of Christ, who was building toward a kingdom to come. Whatever else the coming generation of pastors does, it must convince people not to live for money in this life, but to invest in the next. Which leads us to a question. How can ministers of the Gospel call a generation to turn from being consumed with money when their own existence is beholden to financial institutions?
At the end of the post, he also gives a link for new M.Div. and college students at SWBTS to apply for a new scholarship program that will cover an entire year of tuition. Check out the entire post here.