Author Archive: Mark

Mark Warnock is the founder and General Editor of Seminary Survival Guide.com. He serves as Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Columbia, Illinois, and is a Ph.D student in Christian Philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is working with Ed Eubanks on a book on how to survive seminary.

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

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

• March 24, 2008 • Comments (4)

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 […]

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Category: Time Management

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Good Friday

Good Friday

• March 21, 2008 • Comments (0)

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

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Saving is faster than earning

Saving is faster than earning

• March 20, 2008 • Comments (0)

It’s tax time, and a great time to remember that because we’re taxed on income, you can get more money by saving than you can by earning more. Or, to put it more succinctly: a dollar saved is two dollars earned. You get to keep all the money you save. You don’t get to keep […]

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Category: Finances

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The Internet Sucked Away My Life: Seminary Time Waster #2

The Internet Sucked Away My Life: Seminary Time Waster #2

• March 17, 2008 • Comments (5)

Technology has given us the Internet, and the ability to instantly communicate worldwide. Wonderful isn’t it? It has also given us email in-boxes full of spam stupid forwards you’ve seen a thousand times already. access to millions of webstores where we can spend all the money we don’t have video games, the most fun way […]

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Bursting the Seminary Bubble

Bursting the Seminary Bubble

• March 14, 2008 • Comments (0)

Bryan Lilly wrote a great post about the pretension and unreality that is bred by the academic environment at seminary. He calls it being in “academic mode.” Here’s an excerpt: I can be at the ready to discuss at length why I’m an amillennialist, but I’m afraid to come up to that same person and […]

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Category: Spiritual life

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Quick tip of the hat...

Quick tip of the hat…

• March 12, 2008 • Comments (0)

to Rendezvous with God, for the link and the nod. Thanks Chris.

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Procrastination: Seminary Time Waster #1

Procrastination: Seminary Time Waster #1

• March 12, 2008 • Comments (2)

We’re all very well acquainted with the problem of procrastination. Putting off things that we do not enjoy or are dreading is a very human temptation, but is completely self-destructive. Here are a few practical tips on overcoming procrastination. Some of these tips will work well for you, others won’t. Pick and choose as you […]

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Eliminate Time Wasters

Eliminate Time Wasters

• March 11, 2008 • Comments (1)

It’s mid-semester, and lots of projects and tests are coming due. Final exams and papers are not that far off, and I’m sure you feel the crunch coming. With that in mind, we’re going to talk about reclaiming desperately needed time by eliminating the things that waste it. The Enemy’s main strategy for people in […]

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21 Money Saving Sites from Around the Web

21 Money Saving Sites from Around the Web

• March 7, 2008 • Comments (0)

Here’s a portion of a great post from Get Rich Slowly, one of my favorite personal finance blogs. GRS links to 21 money saving websites. Here’s an excerpt: Coupon Mountain offers “free coupon codes, bargains and sales from more than 2,000 online stores.” No registration required. Coupons.com allows users to browse current grocery coupons and […]

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Category: Finances, Links

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Ortberg on Calling

Ortberg on Calling

• March 5, 2008 • Comments (2)

John Ortberg just published an article exploring the idea of the “call” to ministry. I have been a pastor for a long time now. When I was ordained in the Baptist church, one of the questions I knew was coming was, “Tell us about your ‘call.’” In our tradition, if you became a pastor, you […]

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Category: Calling, Links

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