Interim Terms: To Do or Not To Do?

By on May 30, 2016

Though most of you are familiar with Summer term classes, many of you may not be aware that most seminaries offer what is called an “Interim Term” between the Fall and Spring semester and/or one between the Spring and Summer semester. These classes can last anywhere between a couple of days to a month and Read More...

You can’t do it all

By on May 27, 2016

When juggling ministry and full-time education, there are times when one will need to make decisions that lead to compromising one for the sake of the other. At times, it is easy to feel as if there are never enough hours in a day to finish all of the reading assignments, papers, and exams. Especially Read More...


Making friends outside of seminary

By on May 5, 2016

Although I don’t believe very strongly in the distinction between “Christians bubbles” and “the real world”–the corrupting power of sin is everywhere and so is Jesus’ work of redemption–my peers and I have found it valuable and grounding to go out of our way to make friends with non-seminarians. For one thing, your settings determine Read More...


Time-management in seminary

By on May 2, 2016

Seminary is a whole new animal. Most of the people I know in seminary fall into one of two categories. Either they’re single, moved states for school, and literally everything they’re doing is brand new: church, work, friends, school, hobbies, habits, restaurants, auto shop. Or, they’re married with kids and doing school full-time, ministry full-time, Read More...



How to make friends in seminary

By on April 24, 2016

If you’re like me, you left good friendships to move away for seminary. Or maybe you’re about to and this blog post could offer you some more concrete hope for making friends once you do move. I’d like to offer you five very practical steps to making friends. In my experience, all five have been Read More...



How to Read in Seminary

By on April 18, 2016

This semester, I’m reading about 5,000 pages. If you’re in seminary, or considering it, so will you! From what I’ve learned so far–both in my intensive reading program and undergrad and in my seminary classes–here are four essential hacks for maximizing your learning in the most efficient time possible. 1. Distinguish between reading books and Read More...


Seminary Study Tips

By on March 4, 2016

If you’re a seminary student, then chances are you are always looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of your study times. This effectiveness can be played out in multiple ways: through better organization practices, memorization tips, useful study habits, and more! Here are my favorite study tips that have helped myself and many others Read More...