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Category: SurvivingPostSecondary

Looking for Home in a Post-Denominational Context

Through all my church and educational life, people have encouraged me to not just believe what others believe, but to search the Scriptures to find out what I believe on various topics. Now that I have done so, I have no idea where "home" is...

The Purpose of Christian Education is…Love!

As I complete my MA in theology, I am left wondering “what is the point of it all? What is Christian teaching supposed to accomplish?” 1 Timothy 1:5 gives the answer: when done right, Christian teaching produces genuine, solid, loving, caring people. This is the “goal of our instruction.” I hope you enjoy this video, where I explore this theme.

Seminary: Was it Worth It?

Wouldn't it be horrible if I graduated from seminary with some sense of certainty? If, for example, I knew what and how to preach, knew how to tell right from wrong, or felt confident in discerning thorny biblical problems? What if my confidence was ill-place? What if my confidence -- ill placed or not -- let me to pride?

Of Genius and Insanity

The difference between genius and insanity is often that most elusive, arbitrary, and subjective factor: success.

My Barthian Breakdown

The mental strain was becoming unbearable. My head began to pound terribly, I felt what little food I had eaten begin to churn and tie my stomach in knots. Determined to get my money's worth, I resolutely soldiered on, but finally had to call it quits: I set up my computer to record the rest of the lecture and wimpered off to bed.