Author Archive: Mark

Mark Warnock is the founder and General Editor of Seminary Survival Guide.com. He trains church planters and coaches new worship leaders at Family Church in West Palm Beach, and is finishing a Ph.D in Christian Philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Classes Worth Taking

Classes Worth Taking

• January 15, 2008 • Comments (5)

The reasons for the value of a class can vary widely. Some factors can be: High-value books as part of assigned reading High-value lectures – good information High-value assignments which help you learn critical skills High-value professors whose teaching, life and/or personal example are impactful If the 80/20 principle holds true, then the highest value […]

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Category: Academics, Time Management

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Some Classes Stink, or Introducing Mr. Pareto

Some Classes Stink, or Introducing Mr. Pareto

• January 14, 2008 • Comments (7)

After you’ve chosen a degree, you need to plan your study within your degree curriculum. To do that, we’ll use the 80/20 Principle. The 80/20 Principle, also known as Pareto’s Law, is an incredibly powerful tool for time and priority management, with thousands of uses. how to write an apa style research paper The reality, […]

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New Orleans Baptist Bloggers?

New Orleans Baptist Bloggers?

• January 11, 2008 • Comments (0)

Joshua Stewart is just starting up Said at New Orleans Seminary, and is looking for bloggers from NOBTS. If you are one or know of any, go comment at Said at New Orleans.

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Category: Links

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Challies on Discernment and Calling

Challies on Discernment and Calling

• January 11, 2008 • Comments (0)

Tim Challies, the author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, has some good remarks about calling that are along the lines of some things we’ve said here.

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Category: Calling, Links

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Link Love and Your Stories

Link Love and Your Stories

• January 10, 2008 • Comments (5)

Just a brief note to seminarians in the blogosphere. There are many of you out there! I’ve been surfing around as time permits, and I’ve been very impressed with the level of thinking and writing I’ve seen. Anyway, I’d be happy to link to your blog from Seminary Survival Guide.com. Just leave a comment, and […]

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Category: General, Stories

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Time to Get Back in the Saddle: Plan Your Study

Time to Get Back in the Saddle: Plan Your Study

• January 7, 2008 • Comments (1)

Is the break over already? I expect most of you are getting back into the groove of studies, whether tackling a J-term or starting the Winter semester. Time to get back in the saddle. So in honor of that, I’ll be posting some thoughts on planning your study. Here’s an introduction: Plan your study If […]

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Category: Academics, Time Management

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Make Sure You're Supposed to Be Here, part four

Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here, part four

• January 3, 2008 • Comments (3)

To complete this series on calling, I offer a personal exercise to help you examine your calling. I’d enjoy hearing from any of you who find this beneficial. I recommend printing the pdf of this, and working it out on paper. Calling to Ministry Assessment Part One: Self-Assessment 1. Write out your sense of calling […]

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Category: Calling

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Sounding My Call to Chicago

Sounding My Call to Chicago

• January 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

In part three, I recommend having your calling verified by a group of mature believers who know God well and you well. Here’s my story. I greatly benefited from the counsel of a group like this when I was trying to find a church right out of seminary. I had interviewed with a church in […]

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Category: Calling, Stories

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

• December 31, 2007 • Comments (0)

We serve a God of fresh starts and new beginnings. I’m praying that 2008 will find you growing in the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ! I’m pressing on the upward way New heights I’m gaining every day Still praying as I onward bound, “Lord, plant my feet on higher ground!” Lord, lift […]

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Make Sure You're Supposed to Be Here, part three

Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here, part three

• December 27, 2007 • Comments (2)

In part two, we looked at the first characteristic of those with a genuine divine calling: their inner confidence in their call. Today we look at the second: 2. Other believers who observe their lives will see the calling on their lives and affirm it. I once knew a pastor who thought he was called […]

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Category: Calling

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