Recycling Sermons at Seminary

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“I’m preaching tomorrow. Yeah, I’ve never been to this church before, so I’ll just recycle one of my sermons from class.” If you are, or have been, in seminary, you may have heard a classmate say this. Perhaps you have said it- or thought it- yourself. Now, there is nothing wrong with “recycling” a sermon. I don’t happen to be …

How many times did you preach in seminary?

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Grab the closest recent seminary graduate and ask him this question: how many times did he preach while in seminary? cialis professional cheap Not how many preaching classes did he take; on how many occasions did he actually preach a sermon? His answer, I suspect, may surprise you. Depending on the seminary, the answer may start at only two or …

Stumbling at Seminary: Cheating

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In an interview with the dean of students at a leading evangelical seminary, I asked about the most common reasons people did not complete seminary.  One of his answers was a shock to me: students get caught cheating. Seminary students have ample opportunity to cheat. You can plagiarize-representing the academic work of others as your own.  You can rip off …

The Seminary Book Review

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by Travis Peterson One of your most common assignments at any seminary is going to be the sometimes joyful, often tedious, yet always necessary book review. While every seminary will have different requirements for their book reviews, nearly all fall into a fairly similar mold. How can you attack this task in such a way as to do the work …