Fri Jan 20, 2012, 07:53 PM
rug (53,678 posts)
Megadeth bassist studying for Lutheran ordination at Concordia
David Ellefson of the U.S. thrash metal band Megadeth performs in concert in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
BY TIM TOWNSEND • email@example.com > 314-340-8221 STLtoday.com | Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:10 am
In early September, as new students wandered onto the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton, they were joined by another group of theological rookies — mostly midcareer types — joining the school's program that allows students to train for the ministry online.
As the consultants, electricians, farmers and entrepreneurs in the Specific Ministry Program got to know one another in person, before reconnecting online from hundreds or thousands of miles away in the weeks that followed, one student had an orientation story that truly rocked.
David Ellefson was an honest-to-God founding member of the legendary thrash metal band Megadeth.
And Ellefson's studies at Concordia illustrate why distance learning seminary programs are increasingly popular nationwide as the convenience of Internet education brings new candidates to divinity schools who don't have to uproot their lives to attend.
To each according to his need.
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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 08:15 PM
Jim__ (8,940 posts)
1. Wow. Hard to grasp that he's still playing bass for megadeath while studying for the ministry.
I have to think about that.
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