Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here, part two

In Calling by adminmark

So how do you know if you’re called by God? Good question. People who are genuinely called by God to ministry have two things that are true of them. Today we’ll address the first. 1. They are certain of their own calling. There is a bit of mystery to how this works. God speaks and moves in mysterious ways. But …

Make Sure You’re Supposed To Be Here, part one

In Calling by adminmark

This post begins a four-part series on calling to ministry. Not everyone is supposed to be in ministry. Not everyone is supposed to be in seminary. This may seem a little insulting as a starting point, but hang with me for a bit. Your true fitness for a life of ministry will be tested. It’s inevitable. Seminary is the first …

And we’re off!!

In General by adminmark

I’m happy to announce the public roll-out today of SeminarySurvivalGuide.com. Welcome to all of you who are being referred here by friends or other blogs. We’ve been live for a week or so now. I waited on the launch to get my web stuff configured right, and also to put enough posts up for you to get a sense of …

Knowledge Is Not Life

In Spiritual life by Mark

One of the dangers of seminary to your spiritual life is that so much emphasis and time is spent on the expansion of your knowledge base. Hidden within the academic environment is the deadly assumption that knowledge is what qualifies you for ministry. It’s not. What qualifies you for ministry is the life of God in you by virtue of …