Information and Reviews of the Best Seminaries

Why Best-Seminary.com?

I can remember, clear as day, when I first thought about going to seminary. I was working for a church that...

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Seminary Times: Transitioned, Trained, and Tased

Seminary Around the Web: Transitioning to Seminary Pt. 1 – Great post by seminarian Mark Cook with some practical...

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Seminary Times: Money, Music, and Mondays

Seminary Around the Web: The Seminary Bubble – Here’s an interesting article about the Seminary Bubble on...

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We’re Hiring

The launch of Best-Seminary.com has been a huge success and now we’re looking to hire some part time help! The...

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Sin, Prison, and Confession – The Seminary Times

Around the Seminary Web Seminary in a Prison – The folks at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have...

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Calling, Context, and Walking On | Seminary Times

News from around the seminary world: Walking On – This post on the Fuller blog explores one couple’s...

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Five Ways To Win When Learning A New Language

This post was written by by Bogdan Kipko. The first lesson I learned upon entering seminary was probably the hardest....

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Transitioning to Seminary: Difficult Years Ahead

When I first sensed that the Lord was calling me to attend seminary, I was more than excited. I thought about how cool...

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How to Select a Seminary

Choosing a seminary is an incredible decision. It determines what institution’s name will be on your diploma (at...

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Seek Christ – Preparing for Seminary

On a personal level, the primary preparation for anyone planning to attend seminary is to seek Christ and the Christian...

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Two Tips for Future Seminarians

While clearly not the only advice for prospective seminarians, here are two pieces of helpful advice. 1. Be a...

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Part Time Seminary Job – Great Pay!

Finding a part time job in seminary can be difficult. Finding a good paying part time job in seminary is even harder. I...

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Filling Your Head and Heart in Seminary

It may sound ironic that seminary, a place where you are learning about God each and every day, could be a place that...

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3 Reasons I Wanted to go to Seminary

If you ask 5 seminarians to give you 3 reasons each as to why they decided to go to seminary you will likely end up...

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From Engineer to Seminary Student. Here’s why.

Five years ago I was an engineer. You would have found me in the computer lab, not the library. And I would have been...

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How to Manage Time in Seminary

The List Ministries: Youth, children, men’s, women’s, young adult, Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, Wednesday...

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Which Seminary Should I Attend?

The task of choosing a seminary was not something that I went about on my own. When I first decided that I wanted to go...

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First Year of Seminary: Like a Wrapped up Christmas Box

Beginning seminary classes was, for me, much like being a child and anticipating Christmas because of a great new toy....

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Undergraduate vs. Seminary: What I Want To Do vs. Who I Want To Be

Like most people, I coasted through high school. Even during my senior year when my schedule was loaded with AP...

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Advice for Missionaries Who Want to Go to Seminary

Thanks to online learning tools like Blackboard, Seminary is no longer out of reach to missionaries who are out in the...

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Going to Seminary with your Spouse’s Help

Prior to getting married in 2008, my wife and I dated for four years. During these years we were able to get to know...

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On Being a Woman in Seminary

If you are a woman and wish to enroll in Seminary, prepare to do your homework diligently. That is, before you even...

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How to Get a M.Div Fully Online

In today’s changing culture, it is not surprising that even preparation for ministry is changing. As secular schools...

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Worst Parts of Distance Education

A seminary degree has become very flexible to obtain in recent years while maintaining rigor. One can earn a seminary...

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Dating in Seminary

“For this period in your life, I would highly recommend remaining single.”  We had just ended a meeting with the...

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Five things to consider when choosing a seminary

Choosing a seminary should be a rigorous endeavor. Excelling in choosing a seminary is tantamount in one’s gospel...

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Moving for Seminary – Going All In

Are you considering attending seminary away from family, friends, and your home church?  If so, you want to consider...

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Before Starting Seminary: 5 Steps for Those in Mainline Congregations

As I pursue my call to ministry, the first few months before beginning my seminary experience were intense.  The...

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Which class should I take first in Seminary?

When one first enters seminary, there are usually high expectations of exciting coursework ahead and interesting...

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Choosing a Seminary: Denominational or Interdenominational?

When choosing a Seminary, one of the first things to shortlist for are whether one wishes to attend a seminary that...

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Suffering in Seminary

Life does not go on pause once you begin seminary. If anything the difficulties seem to be amplified at times. Within...

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The Reality of Seminary Debt

This is not a topic most people like to talk about, on either side of the issue. Students and pastors would rather...

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Dangerous Calling

A Review of Paul Tripp’s, Dangerous Calling, a great resource for those in and considering seminary! There are...

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Is Something Wrong With Seminary?

“Academized Christianity, which is not constantly connected to the heart and puts its hope in knowledge and skill,...

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Is Seminary Overrated?

With the rise in non denominational churches as well as a new culture of church ministries where culture and seeker...

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The Importance of Field Education

When I came to seminary I was skeptical about the value of multiple field education requirements. As someone who...

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How I Chose My Seminary – Princeton

Many of you are facing difficult decisions in your lives. Some of you may be considering seminary as an opportunity...

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3 Reasons I Wanted to Go to Seminary

Every seminary community is slightly different, but some seminaries have one particular kind of strength. They bring a...

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Your Seminary Will Have Strengths & Weaknesses

Seminary comes with a variety of surprises. Each school has its own culture and set of norms that a person will...

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Dangers in Seminary

Seminary is a religious place, but it is still a very human place. It is a place that needs the power of God to...

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Why get an MDiv

This fall, I will begin an MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The following three part series will...

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Where Should I Apply to Seminary

This fall, I will begin an MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The following three part series will...

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How To Spend Your Seminary Summer

Your done! You did it! You survived your first (second or third) year of seminary. Look at how far you’ve come. Bask...

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Why Consider a Foreign Seminary

The United States is blessed to be a nation where a large percentage of the population is still comprised of practicing...

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Five Advantages of Distance Seminary Education

When I originally entered seminary, it was in a pretty traditional setting. A walled-in, ivy-laden campus with bearded...

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Terrified of Going to Seminary? Join the Club.

My biggest fear going into seminary (and perhaps it’s yours, as well?) is the whole question of whether it is my...

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So You Want to go to Cemetery… I mean Seminary?

While in college at Texas A&M, I decided to go on a mission trip with my church. Before the trip, our team leaders...

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Seminary Vacancy: Women Wanted

I read an article recently on Christianity Today called “What Happens When We See Women Teaching the Bible”. I...

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5 Disadvantages to Distance Seminary Education

Recently, I wrote about 5 advantages to distance seminary education. Today, I want to share with you some of my own...

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4 Myths About Theological Education

Most of us are influenced either directly or indirectly by certain myths. These are usually evident when it comes to...

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4 Reasons to go to Seminary

The main reasons to go to seminary are to train, prepare, equip, and encourage us in future ministry. These attributes...

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Is Seminary Worth It?

Over the years I have come to realize that one of the questions that seminarians and those contemplating on enrolling...

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What about Community in Distance Education?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’ve all heard it before: “distance education might be convenient, but what you really miss is...

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5 Reasons You Should Go to Seminary

Are you not sure about going to seminary? People pursue seminary degrees for a variety of reasons. If you are...

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Which Seminary Is Best for Me?

Once you have discerned the call to seminary, an important next step in the process is to consider which seminary is...

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Should I move to go to Seminary?

A year and a half ago, my husband and I just up and moved from Birmingham, Alabama, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From...

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Why You Shouldn’t Go To Seminary

I once preached a message about reasons not to follow Jesus. It was sort of a reverse-psychology version of Jesus’...

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Seminary & Ministry

In my last post, I offered three things to think about before going to seminary—three reasons not to go to seminary....

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3 Things You Should Know Before Enrolling in Seminary

Seminaries are theological institutions which provide theological training to people who profess faith in Christ....

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A million reasons not to go to Seminary

Every day I watch how God moves through His people, and each day I age, I experience how God is sovereign enough to...

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God can Make a Way

I’m going to take a guess that most who commit to Seminary are humbled at some point to call out to God for His...

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Seminary is Spiritual Boot Camp

A military boot camp is an extensive training period for new recruits. They go through gruesome discipline—physical,...

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4 Reasons You Should go to Seminary

I grew up in a Catholic household, attending Mass every Sunday with my family. For me, attending church felt like a...

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Never Too Late for Seminary

10 years. It’s been ten whole years. It hit me the other day rather unpleasantly. I wish I could say it’s...

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Why I Went to Seminary

Growing up as a teenager, my ambition was to be a lawyer. There was nothing I held so dear to my heart than working...

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Where Should I go to Seminary?

As I’ve been in the process of graduating from Biola University, I’ve wrestled with the same question that many of...

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4 Reasons Seminary is Worth Your Time & Sacrifice

“I feel sorry for you,” my brother said as he visited me one last time before we moved to attend...

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Why You Shouldn’t Go to Seminary

Seminary is a good thing, but going to seminary isn’t for everyone. There are countless reasons to go to seminary,...

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Is Seminary for People Like Me?

Just the word “seminary” seems so studious and special. We hear words like, “I was called to seminary” and...

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3 Tips to Find the Right Seminary for You

When I decided to look into attending seminary, I had no idea just how many seminaries there were! Had I been...

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5 reasons to choose distance education

In today’s fast paced culture, many people don’t feel they have the time to go back to grad school, and that...

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Why I Went to Seminary

The answer to this question was simple, but not easy. The reason I went to seminary was to get a theological education....

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Looking Back at Unexpected Lessons Learned

As my seminary experience comes to a close, I want to share with you two of the unexpected things I learned while at...

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Why You SHOULDN’T go to Seminary

For many people who enjoy studying the Bible and reading theology, seminary is comparable to a spiritual Disneyland....

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To Gain or To Give

I came into seminary not 100% sure that this was where I was supposed to be. Although I had a desire to work in...

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Why I Decided to Go to Seminary

Deciding to go to seminary can be a very personal decision. Perhaps you have felt a leading by the Holy Spirit to...

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Why Seminary Isn’t For Me

That title is a bit of a set-up. My seminary experience has been all about growing in knowledge, being in community...

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How Fyodor Dostoevsky Convinced Me to go to Seminary

If going to seminary has even crossed your mind, it’s likely because you know and love what God is doing in the...

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5 Reasons for “On Campus” Seminary

Online graduate degrees are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Our culture is a very busy one and...

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Why You Shouldn’t Go to Seminary

In another article I wrote titled, “Why I Decided to Go to Seminary,” I gave reasons why I decided to go to...

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What is Seminary?

That’s an excellent question! Maybe you’re wondering this because you’re philosophical and sometimes...

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Why seminary is right for the small town guy

I am the definition of the small town guy. Growing up in small rural Minnesota, an hour from the nearest Walmart, we...

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The most influential professor

While going to seminary students have the tendency to ask, “What professor should I take for this class?” or...

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Seminary Vs. Family

The first time that someone warned me about how seminary would affect my relationship with my wife, I said what...

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How to Leave Friends Well

The hardest part about moving away for seminary has been leaving my fantastic network of deep friends. I went from...

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5 Tips for Moms Preparing for Seminary

My husband encouraged me to take classes when we moved from Southern California to Dallas to attend seminary. “Sure....

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Calling: Inspired, Informed, and Confirmed.

A man wiser than me graciously said to me, “A call to ministry is a call to prepare.” So my question is: How do...

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How to have a job and go to seminary

So you’re in seminary and faced with the hard reality that it’s EXPENSIVE! Sure there are scholarships available...

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The Witness You Leave When You Move to Seminary

My husband and I are in this crazy whirl wind of preparing for Seminary. Right now we are living in two different...

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Seminary = Sacrifice

For those who are toying around with the idea of going to Seminary, you will need to understand one thing: Seminary is...

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Why are Biblical Languages required for M.Div students?

This is a common question I receive from people when I tell them I’m an M.Div student. Most argue that they can...

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An Important Lesson Seminary Cannot Teach

The title of this article may strike you as an attempt to degrade seminary or tell you that seminary is not important...

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My Experience as a Single Guy in Seminary

Like every circumstance in life, being a single guy has its ups and downs. If you’re going to seminary as a...

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Education vs. Experience

Education is important. Many employers and even ministries will not even give you a second glance without it. Continued...

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I don’t want to be a pastor, but I’m in seminary

This topic is very close to my heart as I am, that’s right, a woman who completed seminary. During my years of...

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Going for More than a Degree

I will never forget my favorite phone call. My husband and I were friends at the time, co-workers at a hospital. He...

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Because Knowledge is Power

We know of the classic line from Uncle Ben (Peter Parker a.k.a. Spiderman’s uncle), “With great power comes great...

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Playing it Safe at Seminary

A few years ago, I heard an excerpt from a speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt which made a great impression on me....

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Seminary and The Bible

Most Seminarians have a good knowledge about the Bible. The reason for this is not far-fetched: it is simply because...

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Biblical Principles vs. Traditions

As my family and I prepare to head out to seminary this August we’ve been doing the very best we can to visit as many...

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The Profs

During the course of your years in seminary, you will spend hundreds of hours with a small number of men and women...

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Discerning Calling

Discerning calling in seminary requires a few things. It involves analyzing yourself, looking at your passions, and...

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