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Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
This year, after four and a half years of taking classes on the side while working full-time, I graduated from seminary with a master's degree in theology.
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
In the meantime, Juana devoured the books she found in her grandfather's library: literature, science, philosophy, theology, languages. She developed some quirky habits.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
Certainly, most Christians would heartily disagree with this theology, and yet it's what so many single people grasp from the way the church talks—or fails to talk—about singleness.
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know many women who confess to being intimidated by theology.
Pastors, We Need To Stop Expecting Worship Leaders To Do Our Job For Us
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper.
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper. Innovative MinistryJuly
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
At times, individualism trumps theology. “Predestination and free will!” said Ramírez. “Such issues of theology are prominent here, but they're not on the radar in Guatemala.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
We're seeing a dumbing down of theology, a dumbing down of soteriology, so we just say “gospel” when we mean something else. “How is it that God sanctifies?
Dog Names for Theology Lovers
For those who love theology and man's best friend.
Dog Names for Theology Lovers. For those who love theology and man's best friend. Kyle Rohane. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand: email; print.
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
I imagined myself helping people tidy up their theology: a little nip and tuck to their hermeneutical presuppositions. Read the Didache and call me in the morning. My Fixit Theology.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Counselors come from all sorts of training frameworks and backgrounds, and their methods are tied to their theology of change—how we change, heal, and grow.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Loerzel is the Vice President of Advancement at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Allender Center, a non-profit
Guard Your Study Time with a Blowtorch
…and other strategies for becoming a Pastor Theologian.
The lifeblood of a pastor, whether your congregation realizes it or not, is a steady diet of rich theology, prayer, and Bible reading. Read Ecclesial Theology.
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
I had always assumed women could be leaders in the church, even if it was difficult. Even if the theology of some maintained a hierarchy of genders.
The Event Matters: How Going To Church Helps Us Be The Church
For almost 2,000 years, Christians haven’t just been the church, we’ve gathered for the event of church. Because the event matters.
to church. They're using the theology of being the church as an excuse for not going to church. That is misguided at best and disobedient at worst. It's
When Calling Causes Conflict
Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal.
Few of us will step into our calling without some level of opposition or conflict. Sometimes, the opposition is overt and impossible to overlook. Karen* felt called to study theology.
Why Church Leaders Shouldn’t Avoid “Practical” Topics
Preachers may not want to talk about finances—but it’s critical that they do so.
A recent study of presidents of seminaries and theology schools conducted by the Auburn Center for Theological Education concluded that financial stewardship was the single most
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church. Encourage More Women to Lead. Regardless of theology