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Seven Reflections on the Dangers of Seminary

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This post is a confession of sorts, a confession that I hope will be beneficial to some who read it. In essence, it is about one thing-the fact that God’s grace toward me has been overwhelming and that at the same time I often have not lived in a manner … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 8): The Danger of Missing Out

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This series arose out of extended reflection on the Scriptures, out of which the Lord has made clear to me some of the perils of seminary, many of which I have succumbed to or been tempted by over the past decade and a half. I have attempted to communicate these … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 7): On the Danger of Being THAT GUY

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This installment is the last one in which I deal with the dangers of seminary (although I plan to follow up with a post speaking to the many positive aspects of seminary). I am certainly not saying that there are no more dangers. In fact, more than a few of … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 6): The Danger of Becoming A Punk

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Leviticus 19:15-18: “You shall do no injustice in judgment…You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor…You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 5): The Danger of Seeking Academic Acclaim

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Ps. 111:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments.” Titus 1:7-9: “For a bishop must be blameless…a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught….” Sometimes … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 4): The Danger of Becoming a Dork

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Dork: [dor'k] noun. USA pejorative slang for a quirky or socially inept person, or one who is out of touch with contemporary trends. Often confused with “nerd” and “geek,” but does not imply the same intelligence level. ____________________ In this series of posts, I am dealing with the perils of … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 3): The Danger of Allowing Seminary to Replace Church

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Hebrews 10: 24-25: “And let us…not [forsake] the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another….“ Ephesians 4:1-3: “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 2): The Danger of Losing Your First Love for God and Your Love for the Lost

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Revelation 2:4: “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen.” Romans 10:15: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” ____________________ In the summer of 2000, … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 7) On the Danger of Being THAT GUY

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This installment is the last one in which I deal with the dangers of seminary (although I plan to follow up with a post speaking to the many positive aspects of seminary). I am certainly not saying that there are no more dangers. In fact, more than a few of … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 6): The Danger of Becoming an Arrogant, Narcissistic, Hyper-Critical Jerk

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Leviticus 19:15-18: “You shall do no injustice in judgment…You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor…You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the … Read More »

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