The past few weeks have been crazy. I got a new job and finished up my first year at seminary...so my blog had to take a back seat. But, now I am back and can now officially say that I am done with my first year of seminary. So in honor of this monumental occasion, I am going to give my observations on seminary...
- Seminary is not a requirement for ministry...you can be used immensely without ever going to seminary. People who say otherwise are arrogant, a seminary recruiter, or just dumb. Seminary is a useful tool for equipping a person for ministry...NOT A REQUIREMENT.
- It is physically impossible to read everything that is assigned....that might be a slight exaggeration
- It pays off to get to know professors...I know I should have learned this in undergrad, oops. It was amazing to hear some of the professors stories and experiences. If anyone knows Dr. Horrell, ask him about his time in Brazil...it will blow your mind.
- Have a life outside of seminary. Don't let seminary become your life...I had to learn this from experience. I learned more when I enjoyed the other parts of my life.
- Be involved in ministry during seminary. Studying theology is great. But understanding how that knowledge of theology actually plays out in life is even better.
- Take Horrell for Trinitarianism
- Ask lots of questions. It is easy to take everything being taught as "gospel"...ask questions and engage.
Seminary has been a great experience overall. I just wanted to give a few of my observations.
Take what you want and leave the rest.
I am back readers...check back often for new stuff.