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The Complete Seminary Survival Guide is out!

In General by adminmark

We’re proud to announce, at last, the release of The Complete Seminary Survival Guide. The book represents the best of this website, giving direct, practical counsel to ministry students on managing the academic, financial, spiritual, and relational stresses of seminary life. We hope that it will help lift the burdens and ease the stress of seminary students everywhere. Friends have …

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Seminary is Hard

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Editor’s note: This post is the introductory chapter from The Complete Seminary Survival Guide by Mark Warnock. —- Seminary is hard. Seminary is hard academically. A Master’s level education in theology, biblical studies and ministry is no cake walk. Compared to your undergraduate program, the reading load is heavier, the writing demands are greater, and the thinking required is more difficult …

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Seminary Expectations

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Seminary is not what you expect.  Some students expect a three year spiritual high, like a Passion Conference for a revival meeting, and are disappointed when seminary turns out to be spiritually dull. Some expect close, fatherly mentoring from attentive professors. A few can find that, but most don’t. Some expect an intellectual feast, course after course of delightful theological …

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Navigating Seminary as a Woman

In General, Marriage/Family by adminmark

While most seminarians are men, as are most seminary professors, women make up a significant part of the typical seminary student body. The Association of Theological Schools reports that women account for around a third of students for all seminaries, and about a fifth of the student body at evangelical seminaries. Women at seminary report that the environment can be …

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How to Pick a Seminary

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Choosing a seminary is no small decision, because it will be a significant investment of your life. It will take years, it will cost tens of thousands of dollars, and it will be challenging. Take careful time and thought in making your choice. The first thing to remember is that seminary is not an end in itself. It is a …