Matt Cleaver has an excellent, thought-provoking post on how the seminary system is training people to lead institutions that likely won't exist 10-20 years down the road. Here's an excerpt:
"When I was at Solomon’s Porch on Sunday night, Doug Pagitt said something to the effect that when he was going to seminary he was being trained for an industry that was dying and would likely cease to exist (and that those of us in seminary should think about that). He compared it to being trained as a typewriter repairman in the late 80s. It’s a scary thought for those of us pouring thousands of dollars into a seminary degree.
But I think I totally agree."
Read more here.