Bash Your Television into a Million Pieces (Seminary Time Waster #4)

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The average American watches 4 hours, 35 minutes of television every day. (Center for Screen-Time Awareness, 2007 Fact Sheet) Annually, that’s 1,673 hours. Can you believe it? Almost 10 weeks a year, just watching TV. It is a waste of your life! We understand the need for a little entertainment or down-time, but TV is a time waster that must …

Learn to Love People

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(“Learn to…” Series, part four) Seminary cannot teach you to love people. If you are going to lead God’s people, however, you must learn to love them. Seminary by its nature is primarily devoted to the formation of the mind, to think right thoughts about God, to master theology. This is an important pursuit which I do not at all …

Be Unavailable. Like Jesus. (Seminary Time Waster #3)

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Seminary Time Waster #3: Interruptions and Task Switching. The kind of study you are doing at seminary requires deliberate and sustained thinking—the kind which is impossible in high-interruption environments. You should aim in your study time for long, uninterrupted blocks of time. I’d recommend a minimum of 90 minutes. You should have enough time to get “into the zone” of …