Merry Christmas to all in the place where we stay inForumed (wow, my very first post, and I’m sure your opinion of me has already plummetted ). Anyway, I just have a question with which some could hopefully assist. This may not be the most appropriate forum in the first place, but here goes: okay, I want to pursue a doctorate in theology, but am not really sure what route to take. Would I have more/better employment options after attaining an M.A. and subsequently and Ph.D., or would the ecclesiastical path of S.T.B., S.T.L., and S.T.D. be the more intelligent route? I would really enjoy teaching at a seminary level if possible, but would be open to other alternatives, as well. What do you all think?