Showing posts from August, 2020

Show What You Are Learning in Seminary

  Learn Out Loud *I wrote an article this week on going to seminary in a pandemic. Here are some ideas that didn't make the cut for the final article, but I think they are important enough that I wanted to publish it anyway. One of the biggest things you can do is show what you are learning in seminary. Your persistence and creativity in a time of disruption will go a long way when you finish school. People want to know the finished project as much as the journey to getting there. Your goal is to show what you are learning so that others can learn too. It also helps in the search process because people can look back and see that you are motivated, creative, and persistent. It is much more powerful than a resume, it is proof. Here are some ideas to get you started: Create a blog and post one note every week describing something you learned. Don’t make it long or prescriptive, just post what you heard a professor say or something you read.  Create a podcast with a couple friends answ

One Strategy for Dealing with an Anxious Heart in These Difficult Days

I've heard from a number of people in recent weeks who are worried, frustrated, discouraged right now. Some are outraged because of the coming election. Some are worried because of race and justice issues. Some are angry because of people's response to COVID-19 and others because of the non-response to COVID-19. Many people are concerned and anxious because of divisions in the United States. I felt some of that anxiousness this last Spring, and I wanted to share a strategy that my wife and I have used to help deal with that anxiety. It is totally unhealthy to stay in a constant state of outrage . It masked in my own heart what I was really upset about on a day-to-day basis. It is also not the fruit of the Spirit to live that way. Most of the things I was outraged about had nothing to do with me, my family, or my community. Most of all, that way of living was not going to produce in me the life God wants: "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become