When I was a freshman student in Bible college I had a conversation with a senior who was excited to graduate and plug into pastoral ministry. One day he said to me, "I don't need this theology crap. I just need my degree so I can get to work." I was shocked then, but am concerned because I have repeatedly heard similar sentiments over the years from people entering or are already in the pastorate. For them, theology is at best an unnecessary garnish on the plate of ministry.