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The Seminary Book Review

The Seminary Book Review

• September 3, 2008 • Comments (4)

One of your most common assignments at any seminary is going to be the sometimes joyful, often tedious, yet always necessary book review. While every seminary will have different requirements for their book reviews, nearly all fall into a fairly similar mold. How can you attack this task in such a way as to do […]

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Tim Keller on Time Priorities

Tim Keller on Time Priorities

• September 1, 2008 • Comments (3)

This is definitely worth two minutes of your time. (RSS readers: embedded video) If you manage your time and priorities right, people will be mad at you. Get used to it. HT: Chris Gensheer

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A Little Seminary Is A Dangerous Thing

A Little Seminary Is A Dangerous Thing

• August 20, 2008 • Comments (5)

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

Train for Godliness at Seminary

• August 18, 2008 • Comments (5)

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)

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

• August 11, 2008 • Comments (15)

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

Live Off Campus

• August 7, 2008 • Comments (1)

Seminary housing is often more affordable than comparable accommodations in surrounding communities, 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 is good. […]

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

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

• August 5, 2008 • Comments (1)

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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Category: Time Management

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Avoid the "Seminary Church"

Avoid the “Seminary Church”

• July 17, 2008 • Comments (5)

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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Going to Seminary

Going to Seminary

• June 18, 2008 • Comments (0)

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

Learn to Confess Your Sins

• June 16, 2008 • Comments (6)

Confession is a much neglected discipline in Protestant life, despite the clear biblical command to “confess your sins to one another and 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 of sanctification […]

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Category: Spiritual life

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