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Take the Poll

• January 31, 2008 • Comments (0)

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Take the Poll

Tony over at Said at Southern noticed our discussion here, and set up a poll on whether all your seminary classes are worthy of your best attention. I say no. What do you say? Take the poll. I’m really curious to see the results.

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At the start of each class

• January 30, 2008 • Comments (0)

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At the start of each class

Here are the questions you need to ask and answer at the beginning of each class: 1. Will this be among the 20% of most valuable classes, to which I should devote my best energy, or will it be one of the 80% that are (comparatively) low-value? Many things go into this determination. Some classes […]

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Sucking out the marrow (and spitting out the pits)

• January 28, 2008 • Comments (3)

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Sucking out the marrow (and spitting out the pits)

Back to planning your study. Again, I mention that our key idea here is triage. If you have time to devote full attention to every class (and your ministry and your job and your marriage and your health), then knock yourself out. If you’re one of the rest of us who has to let something […]

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Free Alternatives to Quicken/MS Money

• January 23, 2008 • Comments (4)

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Free Alternatives to Quicken/MS Money

So in order to plan and be responsible for your money, you need to be able to track it well, right? The easy answer is financial software. I’ve used Quicken for many years, and WOW! does it simplify the process. You can really follow where you money goes, and it doesn’t take that much effort. […]

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Cheap Date Ideas

• January 22, 2008 • Comments (4)
Cheap Date Ideas

In seminary, the financial limitations mean that we need to find ways to be romantic on the cheap. Zen Habits is a blog I enjoy. levitra online prescription (BTW, it’s good to occasionally read outside your ideological zone) Leo posts good cheap romance ideas from time to time. Go here and get an fresh, inexpensive […]

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Let’s talk about money

• January 21, 2008 • Comments (2)

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Let's talk about money

This week I’d like to introduce the general topic of money management for seminary students. This is a huge topic, obviously. There are tons of people, programs, books and blogs dedicated to personal finance. It’s bewildering. I wouldn’t want to compete with them, and I’m definitely not qualified to. However, it is critically important for […]

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My Crummiest Classes

• January 17, 2008 • Comments (5)

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My Crummiest Classes

So if my top 20% of value came in 18 hours of classes, then surely I had a bottom 20%, too? You bet I did. Here they are: Old and New Testament (Four classes, 12 hrs) – Here the culprit was poor instructors. I had dithering graduate students for two of the four classes, and […]

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Survive Seminary in the Bathroom

• January 15, 2008 • Comments (1)

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Survive Seminary in the Bathroom

The webmaster over at Going to Seminary dropped me a note to tell me that students at Western Seminary are learning about Seminary Survival Guide…. in the bathroom. That’s right. The whole story here.

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