How to Stay Christian in Seminary
Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to inspire and equip church leaders for a lifetime of faithful ministry. But it's not without its risks. For many who have ignored the perils, seminary has been crippling. But with an extra dose of intentionality, and God's help, this season of preparation can invigorate your affecti ...more
Mathis and Parnell share their wisdom on important ways to remain spiritual vital throughout seminary, mainly: focus on Christ and the gospel, don't forget your need of the gospel, make sure to pray and read the Bible for devotion, and be a good husband. Many ideas are drawn from classic works such as "The Religious Life of Theological Students" (B.B. Warfield), A Li ...more
Truly, the answer is to IMMEDIATELY LEAVE SEMINARY. 100% of seminaries and 99% of Bible colleges and institutes are designed to indoctrinate the student into the science of textual and biblical criticism. They teach the students to "go to the greek" and that there are errors in the King James B ...more
This book is easy to sit down and read through. The author's keep the focus entirely on Jesus and guide you through some important practices to keep in mind.
Any Christian would benefit from this book. The wisdom given applies to any "season" of a person's life. It stays foundational, and reminds us of the beauty in keeping focused on daily enjoying our faith in God and the responsibilities he has given us.
The timing of this book couldn't be better--this book fills a needed void in equipping students--of any discipline and level--on the disciplines (especially spiritual) that effectively puts education in its proper place: secondary to glorifying God and the health of personal faith. Coming in under 100-pages, HSXS is a quick read; I was able to read it in two sittings, totaling about 2 hours.
Aim of the book:
As the title suggests, Mathis and Parnell aim to: "help you be aware of the danger and app
It’s a great read on how to keep Christ as the center of your seminary experience - both in home life and in the academic realm. Very great insights into living the Christian life as a seminary student!
This little book taught me a great deal in the short time I spent with it. As a new seminary student, this book found me at the right time. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is in or contemplating seminary.