Seminary Formation, both Doctrinal & Personal

By on February 15, 2016

When it comes to the “theological education” aspect of seminaries, there are several different philosophies. One school of thought says that you go to a school that shares your convictions (or is close enough) and you learn that particular denomination or tradition’s doctrine all the more deeply. You familiarize yourself with their particular theologians, polity, 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...


The Seminary “Call”. What Does That Even Mean?

By on May 28, 2015

Was Abraham called to kill Isaac? Yes. He went forward with that plan until God “called” otherwise. Would he have been disobedient to continue with the original “calling” of killing Isaac after God said “stop”? In the church today we have a very strange and anemic doctrine of “calling” that I don’t believe is biblical. Read More...


How To Succeed in Seminary

By on May 19, 2015

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. All will don caps and gowns and the regalia appropriate to their school and Read More...


Lessons from BB Warfield’s “The Religious Life of Theological Students”

By on April 6, 2015

Benjamin B. Warfield’s famous lecture The Religious Life of Theological Students delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary on October 4, 1911 is still very fresh and relevant to theological students in our time. Warfield’s instructions and cautions appeal to us today as they did to those before us over a century ago. I believe these theological Read More...



Am I Called?

By on July 3, 2014

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 Rock, Pennsylvania, he has a passion for using all forms of media to help spread the gospel Read More...


Choosing a seminary – a pastor’s opinion

By on May 2, 2013

In my never ending quest to provide information that will help you decide on the right seminary for you, I occasionally find other people who have weighed in on the subject. Today I came across an older post by Mark Dever at togetherforthegospel.org. In his post, Mark explains five factors to consider when choosing a Read More...