Is it necessary for pastors to learn the biblical languages? You bet!!
Reed Carlson agrees, and gives some of the usual excuses:
But seminaries prepare ministers, not scholars…
OK, but isn’t there an abundance of Bible translations, software, and other tools for that sort of thing?
Look, seminary curricula are already bloated with bookish coursework. We need more relevant learning experiences for the twenty-first century.
The Bible is just too big…
Read the whole entry to look at the details of each objection. Read it here.