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...


Saving the Bible from Seminary

By on June 17, 2016

My one year at the first seminary I attended was perhaps the most formative time of theological change in my life. The seminary itself was in the midst of a redefinition and realigning of its commitments and leanings, and so points and counterpoints accompanied by passions were thick in the air. My views on Scripture—and Read More...

Some Thoughts on Rhythm and Life

By on June 13, 2016

Do you have any rituals? My roommate gets up most every morning at around the same time, goes for a run, makes a French press of coffee and sits out our kitchen table and reads his giant red-leather Study Bible and journals for a long time after. I love that. It’s weird whenever I come Read More...


Discouragement

By on May 16, 2016

Avoiding discouragement is part of the battle. When the world looks at only using the scientific method and tangible evidence as the sole means of valid decision making, it becomes difficult to convince even believers that what God has designed you to be and do while on this earth is legit. Hebrews 11-13 shows the Read More...


Finding a Church During Seminary

By on May 12, 2016

If you’re like me, you had to make the difficult decision of uprooting and leaving a wonderful church to attend seminary. Others of you have chosen to stay local, have been commissioned by your denomination, or aren’t terribly particular about choosing a new church. I’ve visited about twenty websites and six services in the past Read More...



Finding Community at Seminary

By on April 7, 2016

There are a variety of ways to find community on a seminary campus. I certainly don’t mean to offer this writing as the only way. Every day I’ve found people gathered in the community room watching football, or a great show. I watch other seminary students looking for people to go running or biking with. Read More...


God at Work in Your Classes

By on April 4, 2016

There is that old time “joke” of calling seminary, “cemeteries.” What is the cause of this notorious designation you ask? I can personally testify to experiencing some of this so called “deadening” as the Bible becomes a piece of literature to analyze, God becomes the object of our theological studies, and even spiritual formation becomes Read More...


Compline: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

By on March 31, 2016

Confession: I’m a night owl. I can’t do mornings. And yet, there is a long tradition in the Church of beginning your day with devotional meditation with God. I’m working on it. But in the meantime, one of the great ironies is that few things can put a bigger dent in one’s devotional life than Read More...