Without a Christ-centered desire to be useful to his church, personal preference and comfort become the deciding factors. When that happens, we have become consumers, and the church is our product.
During my time at SBTS, I’ve realized that I needed to leave ministry temporarily and give myself to studying the things of God full-time
Oddly enough, the more knowledge I gain, the more rarified intellectual air tends to fill the inner balloon that is my ego. But these words are a deflating pin: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
If the social pressures against historic Christianity do increase—as I expect they will—pastors and ministers will need a deeper doctrinal foundation, one that enables them to effectively catechize and instruct congregations embedded in a neo-pagan West.
In this LIVE episode of Pastor Well, Hershael York sits down with Dr. & Mrs. R. Albert Mohler to discuss marriage, ministry, and SBTS.
Southern Seminary is not the end of the road, but the starting point. Here are three things to remember about post-seminary life.
The fulfillment of your calling is not just a future possibility. The fulfillment of your calling to ministry is something you are responsible to pursue and demonstrate in the here and now.
In the Season 1 finale episode of the Pastor Well Podcast, Dr. York sits down with D.A. Carson to discuss seminary, theology, and The Gospel Coalition.
Seminary can by no means teach everything you need to know, but it puts strong tools in your box to set you up for a lifetime of matriculating in the school of Christ.
What can quickly be forgotten in this rush toward online education is that the Scriptures and our theological confessions should shape not only the content of our courses but also their design and delivery.
There are a lot of things that are important to the seminary student — ministry, work, family, and personal spiritual growth. But don’t lose sight of this fact: You are here to study. this series of articles hopes to make that responsibility more manageable.
For many, the academic rigor of master’s-level seminary work is daunting. S. Craig Sanders, former editor of Towers and an SBTS M.Div. graduate, offers a few tips and words of advice.
Leadership in the church is so important that we should be prepared to go to great lengths to see future leaders of the church trained.
You will languish in seminary if you protect yourself from real fellowship by only talking about theology and never about your personal spiritual issues, sin, and struggles.
Are you pursuing love? In whatever else you’re pursuing, are you pursuing love?
One of the major sins that I consistently encounter is what I would call a “performance identity” in academic pursuits.
Those of us in the West with the resources and time to attend seminary should be grateful and be willing to use this privilege, not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.