Is Seminary Relevant? The Contra Argument

By on May 11, 2009

It was entirely coincidental that within about a week of each other, two seminarians would write blog posts on the relevancy of seminary education, one arguing in favor of it, the other against it. I contacted them soon after to see if they would be willing to submit their posts to the site so we Read More...

Is Seminary Relevant? The Pro Argument

By on May 7, 2009

It was entirely coincidental that within about a week of each other, two seminarians would write blog posts on the relevancy of seminary education, one arguing in favor of it, the other against it. I contacted them soon after to see if they would be willing to submit their posts to the site so we Read More...


Ministry in a Dying Church

By on March 24, 2009

About a month ago, I was sitting in my Tuesday evening class, and of the ten students in the class, there was one I didn’t recognize. During a break I went over to introduce myself and found out that this guy is a pastor in a small church in northern Switzerland and is here on Read More...


Hobby? Or Passion?

By on March 6, 2009

As usual, I’m going to to take the rhetorical back door to my topic. I’ve spent all week moving. I’m moving from a room in the third floor of a Brooklyn Jewish woman’s house to a house in a slightly “rougher” part of Philadelphia with a couple of guys from my church. The place is Read More...


Rushing through Seminary

By on February 6, 2009

I know of a student (through a friend at a different seminary than mine) that is finishing his M.div in 5 semesters. This means that in two and a half years, he finished a 90+ hour masters level degree. While it had to be cheaper, and quicker, I really have to think about how much Read More...


Confessions of a Preachless Preacher

By on January 19, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I live in a strange tension. I’m a preacher at heart. Every conversation no matter how casual somehow turns to Christ and his impact on our hearts and lives. Every biblical text I read goes through the internal monologue of communicating it to others. My personal blog posts have 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...


The Two Most Important Questions to Ask Any Seminary

By on January 12, 2009

Today’s post is by Josh Bleeker. Josh is the Director of Admissions at Dallas Theological Seminary. Really, only two questions? More questions will certainly arise. However, two key questions will provide the quickest and most important overview of any seminary: “What do they believe?” The seminary’s doctrinal statement shapes everything educational—from faculty hires to classroom Read More...


Deepen Your Ministry

By on November 3, 2008

A Conversation Recently, I was talking with a friend about ministry and seminary and how it all should come together. It seems as though anyone entering seminary has all of these grand thoughts of being used by God for such great things. For some those “grand thoughts” are just being a faithful preacher of the Read More...