The Church-Seminary Connection

In Links by adminmark

A few different bloggers have chimed in on the disconnect between seminary and the local church. Timmy Brister highlighted a Pastor-In-Training program at Third Avenue Baptist in Louisville. In summary, it seems that this church is actually taking responsibility for the development of new ministers, and not delegating that responsibility to the seminaries. Way to go, Third Baptist! May your …

Get Fit at Seminary

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Learn to exercise while you’re in seminary. I’m serious. The first time I was embarrassed of my Baptist (SBC) heritage was when we were identified by Jay Leno as the fattest denomination in the world. It was sad, but I believed it. It’s not just Baptists, either. Ever been to a pastor’s conference? Look around. Full faces, hanging guts, double …

Seminary Evangelism Class Must-See

In Links, Spiritual life by adminmark

This woman should teach a seminary evangelism class. If you haven’t yet seen this clip about this sweet woman sharing Christ with a would-be mugger, you must watch. This stirs me up. “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season.” 2 Timothy 4:2 HT: Timmy Brister

Bash Your Television into a Million Pieces (Seminary Time Waster #4)

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The average American watches 4 hours, 35 minutes of television every day. (Center for Screen-Time Awareness, 2007 Fact Sheet) Annually, that’s 1,673 hours. Can you believe it? Almost 10 weeks a year, just watching TV. It is a waste of your life! We understand the need for a little entertainment or down-time, but TV is a time waster that must …