Tips for Taking Virtual Classes

By on February 23, 2009

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 virtual classes. It was a very rough Read More...


Questions Worth Asking as You Consider Seminary

By on January 16, 2009

One of our readers recently commented that he was in the process of deciding whether or not God was leading him towards starting studies at a seminary. He had a few friends who had already graduated or were going through seminary themselves, and was wondering what kinds of questions he should be asking those who Read More...


Recommended Worldview Reading

By on January 9, 2009

I know we all don’t have a lot of time for extra reading, but I also know that we all end up making some time for it anyway. Terry has been recommending a lot of good books here recently, and let me add to it by pointing you to a recent post by Byron Borger, Read More...


Mentoring: Who?

By on January 2, 2009

This is the final part of a three part series on mentoring. In the previous posts on mentoring, we looked first at why a mentoring relationship is so important; and second, what specific role a mentor plays in our lives as we are preparing for ministry. The next step, then, is actually finding a mentor Read More...


Mentoring: What?

By on January 1, 2009

This is part two of a three part series on mentoring. Last time we talked about the importance of having a mentor as you prepare for ministry. The next step is to look at what exactlythat relationship will look like. Stephen Garber has an excellent book called The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Read More...


Mentoring: Why?

By on December 31, 2008

This is the first part of a three part series on mentoring. We all have some idea of what a mentor is; some of us maycurrently have a mentor or are eventaking on the role ofa mentor. However, despite the familiarity of the concept and the value many of us attribute to it, real mentoring Read More...


The Word Became Flesh

By on December 24, 2008

It is the time of year when the Church celebrates the birth of Jesus, His incarnation and arrival on earth. With all the hype that surrounds this season, often the wonder and mystery of the Incarnation is lost to Western Christianity. Christ came to earth to reclaim what we had lost in the Fall—life and Read More...


Managing an Unmanageable Workload

By on December 12, 2008

The last thing I would advise anyone to do is what I did this semester—work thirty hours per week and take eight hours of classes simultaneously. I started working in the summer because we needed some extra money, and thought that I could keep at it during the fall semester while taking a few courses. Read More...