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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

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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 …

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Relationships Are More Important Than You Think

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The most important benefit of seminary might be the people you meet, not the things you learn. Imagine yourself in a new student orientation meeting with dozens or hundreds of other fellow students. Sitting around you are the people who will be leading God’s church in your generation. A few are clowns.  Others will wash out and not continue in …