Back-To-Seminary: The Gear to Get

By on January 2, 2016

We’ve talked before on this site about how seminary has changed. The days where all you need is a Bible, notebook, and a library card are over. There is a whole world of resources available, means to access them, ways to organize your time at seminary. Apps get all the spotlight these days, but there Read More...


We Preach What We Do Not Know

By on December 21, 2015

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 through all this growth, many of us are still serving in ministries and churches; still Read More...


All My Heroes Are Dead

By on November 2, 2015

When I first started seminary and teaching, I often fell into that temptation to try and mimic my heroes. Anyone that knows me well knows this. Especially in college, I always had some new author, preacher, teacher, or friend that I very much enjoyed sitting under the influence of. Maybe you can relate. This influenced Read More...




Don’t Waste Your Preaching Course

By on September 14, 2015

In seminaries, the most hit-or-miss class might be the occasional course on Preaching. I’ve had the unique experience of taking two different preaching courses at two very different seminaries. One course was incredibly dry, unhelpful, and boring. The other was life-giving, challenging, and skill-enhancing. And I’m here to tell you that a good preaching course Read More...


Seminary Community is Hard & Hurts

By on September 7, 2015

Seminaries are weird creatures. In the beginning, most everyone is new and has to do the awkward dance of forming relationships while at the same time trying to find a flow for school to survive. It takes a unique person to really be a part of both the academics and communal side of seminary. And let’s face Read More...


Organizing Seminary: Apps for Studying

By on August 5, 2015

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 management system through which you will track grades, assignments, schedules, and get documents and Read More...


Organizing Seminary: Apps for Reading

By on July 27, 2015

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 management system through which you will track grades, assignments, schedules, and get documents and Read More...