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We Preach What We Do Not Know

Learning theology is one of the main purposes and joys of seminary. But through the course of your education there, you’re likely to have many of your proper theological convictions challenged, shaped, and changed. And yet, even as we’re going...

How To Succeed in Seminary

It’s May, which for most schools is graduation season. Men and women who have invested countless hours in classrooms and libraries are now preparing for the ceremony that will mark the end of a sometimes long and often very difficult journey...

Going (Back) to Seminary

My last post on this site, years ago, was a fiery little piece called “Realizing Seminary’s Not For You“. At the time, God had powerfully and clearly led me to a place of realizing that seminary was not the place He had for me at...

Am I Called?

Today’s guest post is from Evan Duncan. He is pursuing his MDiv at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and he currently serves as media and communications director at First Baptist Church in Temple, Texas. Originally from Slippery...

Saints Don’t Wear Tights

When we hear the word “sainthood,” we are likely to associate it with the longstanding tradition of acknowledging those who have demonstrated a remarkable degree of spirituality. It may also remind us of beautiful, ancient artwork...

Look before you leap

Today’s post is by guest writer Elliot Ritzema: Elliot is an editor at Logos Bible Software. He is the editor of 300 Quotations for Preachers and 400 Prayers for Preachers, a major contributor to the Faithlife Study Bible, and a regular...

Wrestling Together

In Cross-Shattered Christ, Stanley Hauerwas wrote in his introduction that, ‘Mystery does not name a puzzle that cannot be solved. Rather, mystery names that which we know, but the more we know, the more we are forced to rethink everything we...

Love the Lord

In Mark 12:30 Jesus said the greatest commandment was an echo of the shema of Deuteronomy 6. This is the first and greatest commandment that we are to follow. This implies that those of us in seminary with an eye toward leadership want to help...

Seminary Learning Redefined

When I began my online seminary degree three years ago, I was a bit hesitant because I feared that the substance that the final degree “ the actual paper I would receive “ might not be as ‘weighty’ in the minds of those who...

When Your Family is Along for the Ride

For those ofyou who have families of your own, you may very well recognize the blessing they are in your life. While these relationships can require a great deal of patience, grace and love at times, they can also be very rewarding and love-filled...

I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

I grew up like a lot of guys in full-time ministry. I was in church every time the doors were open “ my mom made sure of it. I did my part as a good Baptist by visiting with her and helping out in ministries that had captured her heart. She...

Seminary? Who, me?!

Have you ever thought about going to seminary? Chances are your answer is ‘No.’ Maybe ‘No, I’m not looking to become a minister’ or ‘No, I want to do ministry, not just learn about it.’ If you had asked me...

What to ask a seminary rep before you apply

Today’s guest post is by Dr. Sam Simmons. Dr. Simmons is co-founder and vice president for learning design at Rockbridge Seminary. ©Copyright 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Bob rubbed his tired eyes. For three hours he had been...

Why go to seminary?

This guest post is by Daryl Eldridge, President of Rockbridge Seminary. Seth Godin wrote an interesting piece about education at the crossroads today. And he raised an interesting point: School was the big thing for a long time. School is tests and...

Realizing Seminary’s Not for You

I think it’s time for me to start the site NotGoingToSeminary.com. It’s almost been five whole months since my last article was posted on this site. Much has happened. As I recently revealed in a recent post on my personal site...

Ministry in a Rural Context

There is a book at the RTS Orlando Bookstore called Rural Evangelism: Catching the Vision. I haven’t read it yet, though I want to. The author’s intention is basically to help rural congregations avoid stagnation and decline by engaging...

Tradition as Tutor

“…[A]ll understanding, whether of history, art, or the Bible, is attainable only within a tradition. A tradition imbues its sons with a conceptual framework and interpretive horizons. A tradition provides its adherents with the questions...