God First…

By on August 24, 2009

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deut. 6:5 I was raised in a nominal Catholic home, but there are a few theological points my mom would make that actually make sense. One of those was the saying, “God first, family Read More...


Keep Your Emails!

By on July 29, 2009

I was in St. Louis a few weeks ago and was given a tour of the PCA Historical Center by its director, Wayne Sparkman. The Center is situated on the campus of Covenant Theological Seminary. While he was showing us some of the collections, he noted that some major figures in Presbyterian history had kept Read More...


The Seminary Classroom and Doxology

By on July 23, 2009

This guest post was written by Daniel F. Wells. Daniel is a twenty-something year old with a B.A. in Bible & Religion and Philosophy from Erskine College and is currently a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He blogs at Cosmic Christianity. Seminaries are well-known for giving their typical speeches to incoming students. Whether Read More...


A By-Product of Family Worship

By on July 8, 2009

If you are anything like me, then you experience seasons where you either are not able to read your Bible for personal edification or you seem to just run out of time each day. What makes it real bad is that I am a seminary student. Even worse than that, I am serving as a Read More...


Balancing Church and Seminary

By on June 10, 2009

Seminary students are a transient bunch. They blow into town, spend three years too busy to do anything but study, and then they’re gone. For many of them (or, I should say, us), the whole seminary thing can seem like a hassle. If we didn’t need to do it, we probably wouldn’t. But is such Read More...



Mentoring: Who?

By on January 2, 2009

This is the final part of a three part series on mentoring. In the previous posts on mentoring, we looked first at why a mentoring relationship is so important; and second, what specific role a mentor plays in our lives as we are preparing for ministry. The next step, then, is actually finding a mentor Read More...


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...