Tripp Bible Institute

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  1. Rich Hartel

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    I'm looking to take some bible courses through Tripp Bible institute, can anyone give me any information regarding this school, good or bad?

    Thank you, Rich Hartel
     
  2. Dennis Ruhl

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    Legitimate little school run by a preacher. By the time you finish a bachelors degree you would be expected to complete over 900 pages of worksheets, mostly true and false and short answer.

    The course tends to bounce around a lot and doesn't seem too systematic. A lot of effort is expended teaching particular lessons that are repeated with regularity.

    An interesting Bible study program but less than one would expect from a degree program.

    On the upside, the program is reasonably substantial and almost free. Recognition by other schools might be a problem.
     
  3. Guest

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    Rich,

    I am perhaps the least qualified to suggest anything regarding DL. But, before you enroll in any unaccredited school you need to make sure your objectives will be met.

    Do you plan a ministerial career or pastoral counseling career? If so, Tripp may not be of any value to you.

    If you just want to take some courses for personal edification, then Tripp may be all right.

    If you want to earn a degree and accreditation (RA or NA or professional) is not important to you or is not necessary to meet your objectives, then you might want to consider some state licensed and/or approved schools such as

    Golden State School of Theology or Bethany Divinity College and Seminary.

    If accreditation is a concern, others on here can point you in the right direction, such as recommending

    South African Theological Seminary

    or American Christian College and Seminary.

    The main concern you should have is will any school you select meet your objectives and goals? Will the degree be accepted for employment?

    Blessings,

    Jimmy
     
  4. Rich Hartel

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    Hey Guys,
    Thank you for the information on Tripp Bible Institute!!

    Rich Hartel
     
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    Christian Bible College

    I was looking at another school, Christian Bible College in Rocky Mount, N.C., they seem to some have descent bible programs and are accredited by an Christian accrediting agency.

    Any thoughts or information, good or bad, would be well appreciated!

    Thanks again, Rich Hartel
     
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    Re: Christian Bible College

    You really need to contemplate the questions I posed in my erstwhile post.

    ACI has come under careful and critical scrutiny by nearly everyone on this forum.

    Again, if accreditation (recognized by the USDoE) is not an issue, then any CBC could, quite possibly, meet your needs.
     
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    On Tripp Bible Institue: Has very good Bible programs and degrees. Also with a Chaplains Certificate, it has opened many doors for me.
    Hospitals, Nursing homes, Hospice, Prisons, Jails, any facility that ministers to the human needs that plague todays society. Cannot say enough about this Christian Bible College.
     
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    At the risk of "scooping" Ted Heiks, I'll say it now -"Holy thread necromancy, Batman. They've pulled another nine-year-old thread out of the guano! Why?" :jester:

    Re: Tripp. I'm familiar with the school and it doesn't appear to have really changed since Dennis Ruhl's 2004 comments - and I agree with every one of them.

    Pro:

    (1) Obviously sincere effort. And completely honest about non-accredited status.
    (2) Inexpensive
    (3) You will read, do a lot of worksheets - and there is opportunity for learning.

    Con:

    (1) Unaccredited, so utility is limited - but that might be OK, provided you know.
    (2) Not nearly as substantial as a "regular" degree program - and so on, as per line above.

    If it meets your needs and pocketbook - I say, go ahead.

    Johann
     
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    Doctoral degrees for $20 per hour from a "Bible Institute?"

    Seriously, if you want to learn, buy a book, do some research, write some papers, etc. But touting a "degree" from such a place is not in your best interest.
     
  10. Johann

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    Wow! My memory must finally be "going"... I've got some materials from Tripp squirreled away some place. I've had 'em for a long time. It's been maybe 6 or 7 years since I looked at them. I didn't recall anything beyond a bachelor's degree -- and it was plain that Tripp's degree at that level was not nearly as substantial as a "regular" degree. There were Master's? Doctorates? Really? I can't say I like those ideas at all.

    I don't have confidence in unrecognized accreditors, either. I'd prefer none at all, which is what I thought Tripp had. Sadly, theirs is here: FGCFI: WORLD-WIDE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION Wow!

    Somewhere along the line, I think Tripp may have become uncharacteristically less-than-forthright. They write nowadays as if "religious exemption" for degrees applied to all the USA. Actually, only 20-odd states have that exemption. Unaccredited degrees of any kind may be either illegal or restricted-use in many areas. Tripp doesn't mention that.

    I've serious doubts about the "new" Tripp. I want the "old" one back - the one I remember, even if it never existed! :sad:

    Johann
     
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    No wonder. From reading their current accreditation statement, I don't think they believe it! :smile:

    Johann
     
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    Religious exemption in the USA means absolutely nothing in terms of quality, rigor, substance and utility of a degree. In the vast majority of cases, the opposite is true.
     
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    Okay

    I say just use it for learning and getting a grasp of the beginnings of getting back to school and your religion. Now it's $14 per course at 2.7 per 3 courses. You will do a lot of reading and minor research, then answer true or false and as mentioned before some short answers. Use it to your advantage and get what you can out of it. I bet it has some usefulness to some degree.
     

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