Mentoring: What?

By on January 1, 2009

This is part two of a three part series on mentoring. Last time we talked about the importance of having a mentor as you prepare for ministry. The next step is to look at what exactlythat relationship will look like. Stephen Garber has an excellent book called The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Read More...

Mentoring: Why?

By on December 31, 2008

This is the first part of a three part series on mentoring. We all have some idea of what a mentor is; some of us maycurrently have a mentor or are eventaking on the role ofa mentor. However, despite the familiarity of the concept and the value many of us attribute to it, real mentoring Read More...

The Seminary Student’s Guide to the Library

By on December 22, 2008

This post was contributed by Michael Farrell. Michael is the Associate Librarian at Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando Campus. As a librarian in a seminary, I’ve noticed that in general students can be divided into two different types. There are those who consider themselves bibliophiles, haters of all things digital, old school. They spurn the internet and Read More...


Studying the Languages

By on December 17, 2008

First, please let me introduce myself. My name is Jason Chamberlain and I am in my third year of working toward a MDiv at Shepherd’s Theological Seminary in Cary, NC. I have been reading GTS for months now and consider it an honor to be able to share some of my experiences from the four Read More...


Managing an Unmanageable Workload

By on December 12, 2008

The last thing I would advise anyone to do is what I did this semester—work thirty hours per week and take eight hours of classes simultaneously. I started working in the summer because we needed some extra money, and thought that I could keep at it during the fall semester while taking a few courses. Read More...

Give Graders a Break

By on October 9, 2008

Title sound familiar? Jeff’s post Professors Are People Too, got me thinking. On my lap right now sits a stack of theology position papers–a tall stack, I might add–to grade. Jeff and I have been blessed the past three years totag-team TA forthe first year Theology class. Jeff fills in teachingonce or twice a term Read More...


Professors are people too

By on October 6, 2008

A couple years ago I was humbled (okay, a couple minutes ago I was too, but that’s another story) … when I realized that my professors were so caring, authentic, and well, human. This epiphany moment? I was walking across campus and two different profs, a couple minutes apart, asked us how our son was Read More...

Seminary’s Un-mined Treasure: Its Faculty

By on September 17, 2008

For awhile I’ve wanted to write about discovering the treasure that is the seminary faculty, but realized it would be a little hypocritical coming from me. (Chad mentions this topic in his Top 5 “secret” tips for your first semester) This is my fourth year at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and it was not until this Read More...