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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...

3 Reasons to Attend Seminary

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Samuel Lamerson, professor of New Testament at Knox Theological Seminary. I come from a fundamentalist background in which believers are often distrustful of higher education. On a number of occasions, I’ve...

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...

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...

Tips for Taking Virtual Classes

Last semester, I decided to go to school part-time, and took up a thirty-hour-a-week job to help us out financially. I wanted to do a few classes at the same time to keep moving forward with my studies, and ended up doing one class on campus and two...

Foreign Missionay Needs Seminary Advice

OK everyone, time to help someone out. I was contacted by Dan and Chris who are missionaries in Poland. They have 2 daughters and are considering going to seminary. Below is a letter explaining their situation and they have asked for our help. So...

Taking Virtual Hebrew

So, I’m five days deep into taking Hebrew 1. To make the class harder the seminary has it as a winter session class (2 weeks) and it is done online! That’s right… online Hebrew. Here is how it works: The class has a CD that...

Seminary in China

I read an encouraging article today about how Dallas Theological Seminary is webcasting seminary classes into China WITH the government’s support. I was blown away by the news. Seriously… an evangelical, Christian, seminary given...

My virtual seminary experience

Ok, before I was just a guy going to seminary I was just a virtual guy going to a virtual seminary. Yes, I was an online student. The journey for me began about 7 years ago when I was trying to determine if God was calling me to seminary. I’m...