Category - Education

Biblical Education in the COVID-19 Era

A recent article detailed what higher education might look like after COVID-19. I agree with most of the observations in that article, if the goal is simply to return to the pre-pandemic status quo. But what if we took this disruption as an...

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Don’t Be Shy: On Mentoring

A Beneficial Mentoring Relationship Requires Intentionality Daniel Scott and Taylor Reimer | Tyndale University College and Seminary ‘‘Not the least shyness, now, Telemakhos,” says the original Mentor in The Odyssey. He appears as an old trusted...

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Dueling Professors?

An Example of Co-Teaching as a Means of Modeling Interdisciplinary Dialogue Eric J. Tully | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School One of the challenges in Christian higher education is navigating the tension between various fields of study. Christian...

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Phoebe: A Story

Book Review Paula Gooder, IVP Academic, 2018. 316 pp. Review by Reta Finger. I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae, so that you my welcome her in the Lord as is fitting for the saints, and help her in whatever she...

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Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle

Book Review Paula Fredriksen, Yale University Press, 2017, 336 pp. Widely recognized for her works on Augustine and Christian origins, in her latest book Paula Fredriksen turns her full attention to the apostle Paul. She impressively develops a...

Asking the right questions

Most of what we learn in life is determined by the questions we bring to it. As a young seminarian, fresh out of college, I don’t have significant pastoral experience. In my classrooms are older men and women, several of them in their sixties...

Learn which rules matter

When I first arrived at seminary, they sat us all down and gave us lecture after lecture about all the rules and guidelines for graduating with our degrees. They told us the required courses, the available concentrations, and gave us tips on...

Reading novels in seminary

You have so many books to read, who can afford to read any more? That’s an excellent question, and a justification I used for burying my head in theology text after theology text. But I’ve starting asking a different question: “I...

10 Tips for Learning Biblical Greek

I do not enjoy details. I do not enjoy rigidly structured environments. I do not enjoy tedium. And as a child, I loved the open window more than I loved the chalkboard. So why then, do I enjoy taking biblical Greek? Going into my first Greek class...

Finishing For Them!

Is it worth it? The time? The money? The sacrifices? Those were just a few of the questions running through my head and heart as I stood over the washing machine a number of years ago moving a load into the dryer. It was not a good season in many...

5 Tips for Learning Biblical Greek & Hebrew

Learning the biblical languages can be very discouraging and frustrating. Studies and experience have shown that this is the most difficult aspect of theological training for students over the centuries. Many theologians have come to believe that a...

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Good Seminarians, Good Husbands

In the beginning of seminary, I felt like more of a distraction than a priority. If I needed to talk to my sem hub (seminary husband) about something, I tried to wait until his mind was not occupied with his work, but found those moments few and far...

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