5 Tips for Learning Biblical Greek & Hebrew

By on August 19, 2016

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 proper understanding and mastery of the biblical languages is what makes one “thick” theologically. Just like learning Read More...


The Daily Office: A Seminarian’s Best Friend

By on June 30, 2016

The Daily Office: Seminarian’s Best Friend For my seminary Internship, each semester we have a different spiritual practice to engage in for the semester. The goal is to expose different people to different ways of engaging God in a deep way so that as they step out in ministry, they have these “tools” in their Read More...


Organizing Seminary: Making an agenda

By on March 15, 2016

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 a little easier when you are in In-Resident student with a certain rhythm and Read More...

Organizing Seminary: Structuring your computer files

By on March 10, 2016

Anyone that’s gone to school over the last two decades knows that more and more of schooling involves the web and technology. At first, this was limited to the fact that we had to type our papers instead of hand-writing them. Then, we started researching things on computers through CD-ROMS and such. Then the web Read More...


Lectio Divina for the Doctrinal, Mystical Seminarian

By on February 12, 2016

As part of my two-year Internship process for my seminary, each semester there is a particular Christian Spirituality practice we are to do regularly. We have done the Ignatian Examen and the Daily Office. This semester, we are doing an ancient process of sacred reading called Lectio Divina. Here’s a really great video summarizing it: I Read More...


The Books You Read in Seminary

By on January 25, 2016

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 great—or only good—without reading it? Adding Read More...


Evernote: A Seminarian’s Best Friend

By on January 15, 2016

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 assignments. Going to college, however, it became difficult. Now I was responsible for keeping track of Read More...