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Write for Seminary Survival Guide

• August 18, 2015 • Comments (0)
Write for Seminary Survival Guide

If you are a new or current seminary student, or recent graduate, I want to invite you to write for Seminary Survival Guide. I began this website in 2007, and posted actively through 2010, with only smattering updates since.  I’ve been busy with ministry and school, like most of you.) This website still attracts thousands […]

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New Approach to Seminary Training

• February 14, 2014 • Comments (0)
New Approach to Seminary Training

I wanted to offer this as an example of the new paradigm of seminary training that combines classroom academics with intentional real-world practicums. More info on the Midwestern Training Network.

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Top Ten Posts at Seminary Survival Guide

• February 14, 2014 • Comments (0)
Top Ten Posts at Seminary Survival Guide

To get you started, here is a list of our Top Ten most popular posts of all time. Which seminary degree should I get? Master Your Seminary’s Required Reading in Half the Time (or Less) How to Get a Ph.D While Working a Full-Time Job The Seminary Book Review “Mr. Ask a Question in Class […]

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Which seminary degree should I get?

• February 8, 2014 • Comments (7)
Which seminary degree should I get?

We’ve already mentioned that planning your study is your responsibility, and not your seminary’s. The first level of planning is to choose your degree program wisely. The M. Div. is the standard, time-honored ministry degree.  It includes biblical and theological studies as well as a range of coursework in the practical aspects of ministry: preaching, […]

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The M.Div/MBA – an idea whose time has come

• May 13, 2013 • Comments (3)
The M.Div/MBA - an idea whose time has come

In a seminar today I was told about a recent missiology dissertation, focusing on business as mission.  That is, not business as a platform for mission, but business itself as mission.  The idea is that in the context of a country closed to the gospel, the business missionary goes in not under the pretense of […]

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Albert Mohler on Calling

• July 5, 2012 • Comments (0)
Albert Mohler on Calling

Dr. Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (where I am currently studying) has a new blog post on calling, which resonates with many things we’ve said here on the same topic. An excerpt: Charles Spurgeon identified the first sign of God’s call to the ministry as “an intense, all-absorbing desire […]

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Sexual Sin is the Atomic Bomb

• January 30, 2012 • Comments (4)
Sexual Sin is the Atomic Bomb

Your personal sexual integrity is as important as anything else. A pastor friend of mine put it this way:  Sexual sin among ministers is the atomic bomb.  Nothing else can destroy so much, so fast. It will wreak havoc and destruction in the church on a scale that nothing else can. But among you there […]

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How to Get a Ph.D While Working a Full-Time Job

• December 26, 2011 • Comments (4)
How to Get a Ph.D While Working a Full-Time Job

I’m just completing my first semester in a seminary Ph.D program, which I began while keeping my full-time ministry job as Associate Pastor of my church.  It’s not an easy task at all, and has more than its share of time management challenges.  I wanted to share some of my thoughts and practices, and to […]

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11 Things to Do at Seminary: A Graduate’s Advice

• December 16, 2011 • Comments (1)
11 Things to Do at Seminary: A Graduate's Advice

A new grad from my alma mater, Southwestern, shares his thoughts on seminary. A sample: Make an effort to develop good friendships  Not only are you making friends for life, who will be a rock for you to lean on during your days in ministry, but you will learn more outside of the classroom in […]

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Why People Aren’t Going to Seminary

• November 1, 2010 • Comments (0)
Why People Aren't Going to Seminary

James White offers good reflections on why seminary training is increasingly shunned by those going into ministry. On first read, it seems to me that his perspective, and that of those avoiding seminary is (1) essentially pragmatic, and maybe too pragmatic; and (2) true of some seminaries, surely, but definitely not all. Read and see […]

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