Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The "Chosen Generation"

We first noticed this institution several years ago when driving between Ocala and Orlando. Located in Plymouth, Florida, a few miles northwest of Orlando, it is called International Seminary.

International Seminary, which consists of a couple of small buildings and perhaps two dozen staff members, was founded by a fundamentalist revival preacher named Glenn Tyler in 1966. The "seminary" survives today, training people to bring fundamentalist Christianity to folks all over the world. More or less.

It is not a large organization. And if you look at the staff and their qualifications, most of them are graduates of this institution with degrees granted by this institution. The word, incestuous, comes to mind.

You can read all about it here.

(I'm not sure as to "The Chosen Generation" reference).


cieldequimper said...

Ah well, I guess you need a bit of everything to make the world.

~Cheryl said...

The things that make you go "Hmmmm."

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Interesting reflection. But it sounds fair in my mind-:)
I agree with Ciel on her statement.
We have something similar here. It's called 'Pingstkyrkan'.

Best regards

Virginia said...

Thank goodness I found you here. Couldn't let you get away from me! I"ve got you followed now so we are all set.