Train for Godliness at Seminary

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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 like most, you will say …

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

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Editor’s note: an updated and improved version of this post will be included as a chapter in The Complete Seminary Survival Guide, forthcoming. 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 …

Live Off Campus

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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 is good. Seminary should be …

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

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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 important. Triage means “to sort.” …