Sometimes, Seminary Can Be Fun!

By on March 24, 2016

In one of the first episodes of the U.S. version of The Office (about a paper company), one of the employees is asked why, though he hates his job, he doesn’t quit. He says something like, “Because what would I do with all these useless facts about paper?”   I feel like, as seminarians, we can sometimes feel the Read More...


Brotherhood in Semianry

By on March 18, 2016

What is brotherhood? One definition I came across is, “the feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of people or all people.” I would like to venture to say that brotherhood is necessary in seminary and generally, in life. As a second year student at Westminster Theological Seminary, brotherhood is something that didn’t Read More...

Time Management & Eternity

By on March 7, 2016

I’m writing this article so I don’t have to do Greek homework. The worst part is I know I’m procrastinating. Actually, that’s not the worst part… I have put my Greek homework off for the whole week. Now that I have that confessions off my chest, we can talk. Since my undergrad, I have always Read More...


Developing a Prayer Life in Seminary

By on February 28, 2016

How often do we need to pray? What does prayer look like? How can I know I’m doing it right? Often, the interesting aspect of beginning seminary life is not the amount of security you find, but the lack of depth you uncover. It was during my first semester, finals week quickly approaching, that I Read More...



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...



Mentorship during Seminary? Is it overrated?

By on February 1, 2016

Perhaps you have heard repeatedly about the importance of having a mentor during seminary. Perhaps you are at a seminary that requires it. Or perhaps you believe that mentorship is overrated and really isn’t beneficial. Regardless of where you stand on this issue, what’s important to acknowledge is that ministry is never done alone. Neither 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...