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"What We Love About This Year's Seminaries that Change the World"
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Center for Faith and Service Announces 2016-17 Seminaries that Change the World
How to Pick a School: A Prospective Student's Guide to Finding the Right Fit
Whether your seminary experience will be two years (MA) or ten (PhD), finding a school that fits your need, your budget, and your passions can be daunting. If your undergraduate professors are stressing the importance of scholarship, and your pastor is telling you that ministry experience is what matters, it can get even more confusing.
We've assembled a list of some of the factors we think prospective students should consider when looking at a school. From debt to geography, we hope this guide empowers you to know what you're looking for and ask the right questions.
Eleven Myths About Going to Seminary
As the son of a preacher, the last thing I ever wanted to do was go to seminary. Oops! Granted, I waited eleven years after graduating from college. I tried to slip into class on the first day without anyone noticing but the professor called my name out and asked if Don Meisel was my dad. Goodbye, anonymity. Hello, teacher’s pet....
I’ve made a list of the 11 assumptions about going to seminary that swirled in my head back in those days and shared them with current seminarians. Their responses are below.