Doug Wilson on How to Stay Christian in Seminary

Wilson gives two exhortations: first, knowledge about God is not the same thing as knowing God. And second, love your neighbor, by which he means your wife and your children.


"Stuffing your head full of facts about God isn't the same thing as cultivating a personal relationship with him." #Xsem

"The Scriptures are a window to look through, not a mural to look at." #Xsem

"Don't sacrifice a biblical qualification for a less biblical qualification." #Xsem

"Seminarians have no business neglecting their family to prepare for ministry when their family is a principle qualification for ministry."

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead planter of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.