By sifilings Sep 25 2013 Piedmont Baptist CollegePiedmont’s Latest Plans to Innovate 590 reads There is 1 Comment Good Stuff! TylerR - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 8:41pm When I saw the filings headline I thought it was another "Christian college compromises" type of piece. I was glad to see it was an announcement that Piedmont is expanding it's online presence and selling assets to pay off debt. I applaud any school that is expanding into the online realm. I think, for those who can do online study, it is in some respects a superior model to brick and mortar schools for ministry training. The student can remain in his local church, discipled by his Pastor and the older Christians who know him best. He isn't entrusted to a distant college for ministry training. For mature Christians who are established in life (family, job, etc.) it is an excellent opportunity as well. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?