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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...

Three Essential Tools for Seminary Students

Some things just make life much easier. Air conditioning. Dish washers. Indoor plumbing. We often forget how difficult life can be without them. I’m here to give you some helpful tips on making your seminary work much easier. Now, seminary can have...

Organizing Seminary: Making an agenda

I am notoriously disorganized and undisciplined. I tend to move from thing to thing only as I am inspired to do so. I am not good at putting limits and structure on myself. And yet, Graduate School is something that demands this. It’s...

The Books You Read in Seminary

My mom, an avid reader who often is in the middle of four books at the same time, once passed on some counsel to me: Don’t read good books, only great ones. The advice is both challenging and inherently futile; for how can you know if a book is...

Evernote: A Seminarian’s Best Friend

I’m terrible at organizing. Well, that’s not quite right. I can come up with brilliant systems of organization, but just never implement them. This has followed me throughout my life. It was easier when school consisted of clearly laid-out...

22 Great Apps for Seminary Students

I value any apps that can help my seminary studies, enhance my ministry skills, and save me valuable time so that I have more time to rest and spend with people. Since starting in seminary, some of these apps have been very useful to me. Here is a...

Organizing Seminary: Apps for Studying

It won’t take you long upon your arrival at seminary how much things may have changed from previous generations of seminary educations. One of the biggest differences is just how digital everything is. Most seminaries have some sort of online class...

Organizing Seminary: Apps for Reading

It won’t take you long upon your arrival at seminary how much things may have changed from previous generations of seminary educations. One of the biggest differences is just how digital everything is. Most seminaries have some sort of online class...

Organizing Seminary: Apps for Writing

It won’t take you long upon your arrival at seminary how much things may have changed from previous generations of seminary educations. One of the biggest differences is just how digital everything is. Most seminaries have some sort of online class...

Seminary Pro-Tip: Get a Children’s Bible

In your first year at seminary, you will inevitably be on either the giving or receiving end of what is probably the oldest seminary joke in existence, perhaps dating back to the time of Jesus himself. “Why do we have to buy all these textbooks? You...

Around the Web: Lent 2015 Edition

Using the Christian Church Calendar can be an incredibly meaningful way of engaging God, and the tradition of the Community of Faith. It’s also a way of sharing one’s spirituality with the global church, both past and present. Here, I...

Seminary Scholarships

By far our most popular post over time has been our Seminary Scholarship post. The problem with this post is how narrow it is, and without great amounts of effort and time it would never be very inclusive. Not to mention how dated it has become. So...

A Bookworm Blessed

As seminarians, we swing between two world—books and people. Reading theological books and articles is a taxing experience. Heavy commentaries make a dent on our cheap faux wood shelves. PDFs and e-books suck up our bytes. We read. We read. We...

College Scholarships Blogging Contest

College Scholarship.com just announced the 4th annual Blogging Scholarship. They thought the great readers at GtS mightbe interested in it, as it offers student bloggers a chance to be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. They have been awarding student...

Winners of the Kindle Contest

We are a bit late posting our winners. Our deepest apologies for the delay. Thanks to all who entered. We pray for your seminary journey to be one of great transformation. We’ll post the first article on Monday, September 6. And, the winners...

Seminary Students can make $100 per hour

Plaza Research, a market research firm inSan Diego, California, is currentlyperforminga study regarding Religious Leaders. This is a nation wide study that can be completed from the comfort of your home, and you will be compensated for your time...

And The Winners Are

Instead of beginning with how we judged I’ll just tell you who won. Congrats To: Nancy Wilson – Pregnant With Purpose Larry Baxter – Seminary? Who, Me? Gregory Hartnett – Developing a Reading Plan for Seminary Michael Eubanks...

Google Wave invite

We were fortunate enough to get a Google Wave invite yesterday. And, we have so few friends that were interested in Wave we didn’t give all our “nominations” (read invites) away yet. If you would like to get nominated for a Google...

Why Johnny Can’t Preach

Gordon, T. David. Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2009. 108 pp. $9.99. Homiletics will only get us so far. Something more is necessary in order for an average preacher to...

Summer Plans – Two Cent Tuesday

Tomorrow is July 1st and summer is in full swing. Now, summer means different things for each of us so I thought it would be fun to see what everyone has planned. I’ve put a few items in the poll already, but feel free to add your own answer...

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...