Tag: seminary

The Church-Seminary Connection

The Church-Seminary Connection

• April 9, 2008 • Comments (3)

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 […]

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How fit are you?

How fit are you?

• April 8, 2008 • Comments (0)

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Get Fit at Seminary

Get Fit at Seminary

• April 8, 2008 • Comments (3)

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. […]

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Seminary Evangelism Class Must-See

Seminary Evangelism Class Must-See

• April 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

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

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

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

• March 31, 2008 • Comments (2)

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 […]

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Learn to Love People

Learn to Love People

• March 27, 2008 • Comments (1)

(“Learn to…” Series, part four) Seminary cannot teach you to love people. If you are going to lead God’s people, however, you must learn to love them. Seminary by its nature is primarily devoted to the formation of the mind, to think right thoughts about God, to master theology. This is an important pursuit which […]

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Intellect or Love?

Intellect or Love?

• March 25, 2008 • Comments (1)

Here’s a poll question to inform our post coming this Thursday. [poll=2]

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Be Unavailable.  Like Jesus. (Seminary Time Waster #3)

Be Unavailable. Like Jesus. (Seminary Time Waster #3)

• March 24, 2008 • Comments (4)

Seminary Time Waster #3: Interruptions and Task Switching. The kind of study you are doing at seminary requires deliberate and sustained thinking—the kind which is impossible in high-interruption environments. You should aim in your study time for long, uninterrupted blocks of time. I’d recommend a minimum of 90 minutes. You should have enough time to […]

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Saving is faster than earning

Saving is faster than earning

• March 20, 2008 • Comments (0)

It’s tax time, and a great time to remember that because we’re taxed on income, you can get more money by saving than you can by earning more. Or, to put it more succinctly: a dollar saved is two dollars earned. You get to keep all the money you save. You don’t get to keep […]

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The Internet Sucked Away My Life: Seminary Time Waster #2

The Internet Sucked Away My Life: Seminary Time Waster #2

• March 17, 2008 • Comments (5)

Technology has given us the Internet, and the ability to instantly communicate worldwide. Wonderful isn’t it? It has also given us email in-boxes full of spam stupid forwards you’ve seen a thousand times already. access to millions of webstores where we can spend all the money we don’t have video games, the most fun way […]

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