Archive for August, 2008


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A Little Seminary Is A Dangerous Thing

A Little Seminary Is A Dangerous Thing

• August 20, 2008 • Comments (5)

Beginning seminary students are often flush with excitement of the prospect of learning the deep things of God. With a legitimate hunger for God’s word, we tackle our language and theology study with great rigor, and begin having conversations with our fellow students, challenging each other’s understanding of the scriptures. A little knowledge, however, is […]

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Train for Godliness at Seminary

Train for Godliness at Seminary

• August 18, 2008 • Comments (5)

1 Timothy 4:7-8 – Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Why are you at seminary? If you are […]

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Master Your Seminary’s Required Reading in Half the Time (or Less)

Master Your Seminary’s Required Reading in Half the Time (or Less)

• August 11, 2008 • Comments (15)

Seminary requires a massive amount of reading. Often the workload for even a single course can go over a thousand pages. Multiply that by four or five, and it becomes daunting, especially if you’re not a natural reader. The numbers of people who struggle with reading seems to be growing, and I’m sure that’s the […]

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Live Off Campus

Live Off Campus

• August 7, 2008 • Comments (1)

Seminary housing is often more affordable than comparable accommodations in surrounding communities, dissertation work and it is definitely more convenient. However, there is a snare associated with it. Seminary is not the real world. It is a bubble, insulated both physically and ideologically from the lost culture in which it stands. In one sense, this […]

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You're a Victim of Triage (and upcoming posts!)

You’re a Victim of Triage (and upcoming posts!)

• August 5, 2008 • Comments (1)

Regular readers of Seminary Survival Guide have noticed that my posting has been slow of late. My explanation is that I’ve been practicing what I preach. One key concept I believe it’s critical for Christian leaders to master is triage: knowing how to sort through a welter of urgent demands and determine what is truly […]

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Category: Time Management

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