Resources on Seminary

Sep 10, 2018

Why You Should Actually Go to Seminary by Taylor DiRoberto

Moving to campus and immersing yourself in a holistic experience shows you are serious about your training and that you have set apart this season for something special.

Jul 5

What I’ve Learned in my First Year of Seminary by Mike Dixon

God is producing lifelong fruit and an eternal joy within me during these formative years in the classroom and in the church.

Dec 27, 2018

The Primacy of the Master of Divinity Degree by Jason K. Allen

Ministry is increasingly complex. We live in a zany world. The culture is imploding, ethical quandaries abound, our church members need, and will need, more from their ministers, not less.

Mar 15

The Most Important Discovery I Learned in Seminary by Jason G. Duesing

To read the Old Testament is to encounter many new areas of knowledge that might appear tangential or skippable. 

Jul 10, 2018

The Big Thing Seminary Did Teach Me: I’ll Never Graduate from Learning by Jeff Robinson

My sinful heart might crave omniscience, but a good and loving God will never give it to me.

Aug 17, 2017

The Advantages of On-Campus Seminary by Mike Brooks

If left to make the decision again, you should know I’d be turning in my application and renting a moving truck before you finish reading this sentence.

Sep 3

Thankfulness Always: Reflections on Five Years as Provost by Jason G. Duesing

Because God is good and he does not change, there is a reason to be thankful, to God, for God, always.

Jan 2, 2018

Nathan Finn on Why Christians Should Consider Theological Education by Nathan Finn

FTC.co asks Nathan Finn, Dean of The School of Theology and Missions at Union University, "Why should Christians consider theological education?"

Feb 1, 2018

John Piper Is a Very Bad Man: On Complementarity and Seminary Professors by Owen Strachan

Is complementarity–male leadership in the home and church, especially–a matter of gifting, or a matter of essence?

May 7

God Does Wonders With Average People by Thor Madsen

Here's one lesson taught through education: it is okay to be dim in the sunlight. We need our heroes, but any of us can please God and be used significantly by him even with average abilities.

Jun 6

Glorify God: the Shared Task of Churches & Seminaries by Jason G. Duesing

For, as we live and serve at the end of the world, the six seminaries count it a joy to do whatever it takes to serve cooperating churches as they carry out their biblically designed task of seeing God's great name proclaimed to the ends of the earth.

Feb 21, 2018

Five Things to Consider Before Pursuing Theological Education by Taylor Cain

If you want to consider theological education, you must first consider if you are in Christ at all.

Jun 14

Envy and the Seminarian by Sam Parkison

All the “humble brags” on social media have a green shade if you look closely enough. 

Nov 3, 2017

Doctrine is for Joy by Owen Strachan

The truth of God is a gateway to paradise. 

Oct 16

Dear New Seminary Student by Jason Kees

Separating vocational ministry from academic ministry is something I would encourage you to avoid. 

Aug 13

An Essential Sentence for Seminary by Ronni Kurtz

Often, the greatest threat to theological understanding is a lack of humility. ​

Nov 4

After 20 Years, I Still... by Thor Madsen

I do not deserve to be in this place, doing this thing every day. No one does. 

Sep 10

Advice to Young Seminarians by Todd Chipman

This is part of God’s curriculum for pastors: in leading a church post-seminary, men of God will need to personally know of God’s faithfulness if they are going to lead the flock to walk by faith.

Mar 5, 2018

Academic Work as Spiritual Discipline by Russell L. Meek

Let your academic study and writing become a spiritual discipline through which you are able to behold the wonders of our God. 

Oct 24, 2017

6 Reasons to Take Seminary Chapel Seriously by Brandon Freeman

Academic prowess and a devotional posture ought not be detached from one another. In chapel services, thinking and feeling meld together. 

Mar 28

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Seminary by Mike Brooks

Here are five areas to take a long, hard look at before making a committment to pursue seminary training for the next three to four years of your life.

Nov 16, 2018

10 Things I Wished I Learned in Seminary by Jonathan Hayashi

Some seminarians think they can just convince others of truth, and they’ll obviously get on board with God.