For Leaders, and for All of Us
It was the contrast that caught my attention. One of my colleagues said he knew the blog series "How to Stay Christian in Seminary" was for a niche audience, yet I knew I'd been helped by it (though I'm not a seminarian). The focus may have been on seminary, but the wisdom each blog post contained could be applied to a much broader audience.
And I saw three different areas where the rest of us benefit from this topic:
1. The leaders it produces.
Seminaries exist to produce leaders for our churches, mission agencies, non-profits and institutions of higher education — so seminary really matters.
But God matters even more.
As both Jonathan Parnell and David Mathis pointed out, students in seminaries can become so focused on their studies and skill development that they forget their very reason for wanting to attend seminary. Pride can replace passion for God, and…