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Procrastination: Seminary Time Waster #1

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Ah, procrastination. Putting off things that we dread 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 will. Don’t think so much. Act! In his helpful article, “Do It Now!”, Steve Pavlina cites W. Clement …

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How to Get a Ph.D While Working a Full-Time Job

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I’m just completing my first semester in a seminary Ph.D program, which I began while keeping my full-time ministry job as Associate Pastor of my church.  It’s not an easy task at all, and has more than its share of time management challenges.  I wanted to share some of my thoughts and practices. Expect life to change. You cannot do …

Start the Semester Off Smart

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The first week of seminary is over, and looming ahead are due dates for reading, papers and tests. You know this because you should have a syllabus for each class, which contains all the assignments you’ll need to complete this semester and their due dates. This is awesome. It’s a time management bonanza. If you take a few moments to …

Survival Skill # 1: Triage

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Triage (`tree-ozh), from French, “to sort.” 1. A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used in hospital emergency rooms, on battlefields, and at disaster sites when limited medical resources must be allocated. 2. A system used to allocate a scarce commodity, such as food, only to …