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A Little Seminary Is A Dangerous Thing

• August 20, 2008 • Comments (5)

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A Little Seminary Is A Dangerous Thing

Beginning seminary students are often flush with excitement of the prospect of learning the deep things of God. With a legitimate hunger for God’s word, we tackle our language and theology study with great rigor, and begin having conversations with our fellow students, challenging each other’s understanding of the scriptures. A little knowledge, however, is […]

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Train for Godliness at Seminary

• August 18, 2008 • Comments (5)

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Train for Godliness at Seminary

1 Timothy 4:7-8 – Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Why are you at seminary? If you are […]

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Master Your Seminary’s Required Reading in Half the Time (or Less)

• August 11, 2008 • Comments (15)

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Master Your Seminary’s Required Reading in Half the Time (or Less)

Seminary requires a massive amount of reading. Often the workload for even a single course can go over a thousand pages. Multiply that by four or five, and it becomes daunting, especially if you’re not a natural reader. The numbers of people who struggle with reading seems to be growing, and I’m sure that’s the […]

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Live Off Campus

• August 7, 2008 • Comments (1)
Live Off Campus

Seminary housing is often more affordable than comparable accommodations in surrounding communities, dissertation work and it is definitely more convenient. However, there is a snare associated with it. Seminary is not the real world. It is a bubble, insulated both physically and ideologically from the lost culture in which it stands. In one sense, this […]

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You’re a Victim of Triage (and upcoming posts!)

• August 5, 2008 • Comments (1)

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You're a Victim of Triage (and upcoming posts!)

Regular readers of Seminary Survival Guide have noticed that my posting has been slow of late. My explanation is that I’ve been practicing what I preach. One key concept I believe it’s critical for Christian leaders to master is triage: knowing how to sort through a welter of urgent demands and determine what is truly […]

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Avoid the “Seminary Church”

• July 17, 2008 • Comments (5)

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Avoid the "Seminary Church"

Particularly around larger seminaries, you’ll find what I call the “seminary church.” It’s almost always a large church. Often it’s close to the campus. Many professors and students attend it. The culture and theology of the seminary often bleeds over into the church. For seminary students, it’s a comfy place to be. There were a […]

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"Learn to…" Series Summary

• June 30, 2008 • Comments (0)
"Learn to..." Series Summary

To tide you over as I’m traveling the next few weeks, here’s our completed contributions so far to the series, Things that you should learn while in Seminary that Seminary will not teach you: Learn to Pray Learn to Share Your Faith Learn to Submit to Authority Learn to Love People Learn to Exercise Learn […]

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DTS Bloggers United!

• June 29, 2008 • Comments (0)
DTS Bloggers United!

I was happy to see that John Saddington, a 3rd year Dallas Theological Seminary student,  has started an aggregator site for DTS bloggers. help with homework online You can find it at theologyblogs.com.

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Going to Seminary

• June 18, 2008 • Comments (0)

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Going to Seminary

If you haven’t yet checked out goingtoseminary.com, it’s a great resource for current and future seminary students. They have several current seminarians writing for the site. You can find lots of good counsel on a variety of subjects, and a engaging community, to boot. Ryan, the GTS webmaster, has been very helpful to me personally […]

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Learn to Confess Your Sins

• June 16, 2008 • Comments (6)
Learn to Confess Your Sins

Confession is a much neglected discipline in Protestant life, despite the clear biblical command to “confess your sins to one another and academic help pray for each other that you may be healed.” (James 5:16) Speaking your depravity out loud to a listening brother or sister in Christ is one of the most powerful means […]

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