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Tips for Better Writing

• September 15, 2010 • Comments (1)
Tips for Better Writing

Seminary students have a LOT of writing to do.  This article has some great counsel on honing your ability to write. One excerpt: 4. Give yourself time. Many smart people tell themselves pathetic lies like, “I do my best work at the last minute.” Look: It’s not true. No one works better under pressure. Sure, […]

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Are You Hiding From God at Seminary?

• September 14, 2010 • Comments (0)
Are You Hiding From God at Seminary?

This excerpt from Darrin Patrick’s new book, Church Planter: The Man, the Message, the Mission, has terrific insight for seminary students. One of the greatest temptations for pastors is to use ministry to hide from and avoid God. It is easy to hide behind your sermons by expecting everyone in the church but yourself to […]

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Don’t Be Lazy

• August 23, 2010 • Comments (0)
Don't Be Lazy

In the face of all the multiple demands at seminary, the temptation to laziness can be acute.  I’ve spoken with a number of students who succumb to laziness, to their own hurt.  They have much to get done, but cannot get themselves to do it. Often laziness will show up as procrastination; or choosing to […]

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Start the Semester Off Smart

• August 20, 2010 • Comments (1)
Start the Semester Off Smart

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 […]

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Ministry Is For Broken People

• August 16, 2010 • Comments (4)

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Ministry Is For Broken People

The true reasons people go into ministry are manifold.  We’ve written at length about the need for divine calling.  But not surprisingly, there are human factors as well. One major human factor that is widely unacknowledged is personal brokenness.  I’ve never met anyone in ministry who didn’t have some level of emotional wounding in their […]

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Survival Skill # 1: Triage

• August 7, 2010 • Comments (0)
Survival Skill # 1: Triage

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, […]

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Stumbling at Seminary: Cheating

• May 4, 2010 • Comments (0)

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Stumbling at Seminary: Cheating

(From the archives. ) In an interview with the dean of students at a leading evangelical seminary, I asked about the most common reasons people did not complete seminary.  One of his answers was a shock to me: students get caught cheating. Seminary students have ample opportunity to cheat. You can plagiarize—representing the academic work […]

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Dating At Seminary

• May 4, 2010 • Comments (3)

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Dating At Seminary

So what’s it like to date at seminary? Ed and I are working on the relationships section of the book and realized we needed to hear from more perspectives than just ours. So how about it?  Have any thoughts or perspectives on seminary dating life you think would be valuable for other seminary students? You […]

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Quick Update

• April 24, 2010 • Comments (4)
Quick Update

Seminary Survival Guide.com has been fairly inactive, as you may have noticed. online cialis pharmacy I’ve been busy with lots of good things going at church: we’re attempting to relocate, and lots of people are coming to faith. The challenges are many and they are good. Next week, however, I’ll be taking a couple of […]

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Reflections on Graduating Seminary

• January 8, 2010 • Comments (2)

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Reflections on Graduating Seminary

by Britt Treece A week before Christmas, after six long years of study, I graduated from seminary.  Looking back, I’ve had a lot of thoughts, questions, comments, and recommendations, so I thought that organizing some of them would be helpful both for me and for past, present, and future seminarians.  (Since it took me six […]

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