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...


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...


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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...


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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...