balance

There’s No Such Thing as Balance

By on May 9, 2014

My job allows me to chat with distinguished seminary professors every week. During one such conversation, I asked the professor what advice he would give to a young student trying to balance school, work, ministry, and family—i.e., me. His response? “There’s no such thing as balance.” He went on to explain that if a student Read More...


saints

Saints Don’t Wear Tights

By on February 28, 2013

When we hear the word “sainthood,” we are likely to associate it with the longstanding tradition of acknowledging those who have demonstrated a remarkable degree of spirituality. It may also remind us of beautiful, ancient artwork illustrating Church fathers (with awesome-looking beards) and mothers (with awesome lack thereof). The past figures inspire living Christians to Read More...


Why are you at seminary?

By on September 10, 2012

I’d like to propose a fundamental question about your experience at seminary. Why are you at seminary? What do you hope to get out of it? Are you there to earn a degree so that you can get hired to do ministry full-time? Are you there just because you want a structured place to study Read More...



Should You go into Debt for a Seminary Degree?

By on March 27, 2012

Recently, a local news program reported that educational debt in the US is $870 billion, more than the nations credit card debt. Nearly 10% of the debt is past due. In Texas, 56% of college graduates owe an average of $21,000 to private and government loans. The 2010-2011 annual report of the Association of Theological Read More...