USA TODAY reports that "Filling seminary halls with people in their 20s is hardly new. In the 1950s and early '60s, most students were fresh out of college. But the 1980s and '90s increasingly brought more men and women who had spent two or three decades in business or raising families. For churches, a young-adult face in the pulpit became a rarity.
Today, theological schools are seeing younger students enroll in M.Div. programs. At Denver Seminary, the average age has dropped from 43 in 2000 to 32 in 2010."
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