Blog Posts on Study & Scholarship

Doug Wilson on How to Stay Christian in Seminary

Jonathan Parnell

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…

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Reading as A Lifetime Vocation

Tony Reinke

Fresh into his new post at Bethel College in the fall of 1974, Professor John wrote an article to explain the lifelong value of solid reading habits. Teach a man to fish and he can learn from the ancient fishermen. The piece itself is not long, and you can read the whole thing here.

Here are a few noteworthy quotes:

  • “I have said a number of times that all…
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Pastoral Ministry and Scholarship: Q&A with Don Carson and John Piper

Josh Etter

In 2009 Don Carson and John Piper presented two talks on the relationship between pastoral ministry and scholarship. These messages have now been made into a new book, The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry, edited by Owen Strachan and David Mathis.

Watch the 25 minute Q&A that followed the two talks:

Watch, listen or download Pastor as Scholar (John Piper) and …

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