Patrick Schreiner

Seminary Advice pt. 5

In Theology on 05/14/2011 at 9:02 AM

Fifth, take teachers not classes.

Find a professor at Seminary that you love, and take everything he has to teach.

As you are skimming through the catalog, the most important piece of information is not the class title, but the teacher’s name besideĀ  the class title.

One of the ways I implemented this strategy was being conscious of the teacher’s specialties. For example, I took Dr. Pennington for NT I because he is a Gospels Scholar and I took my Dad for NT II because he is a Pauline Scholar. This also applies to Church History, Systematic Theology, Missiology, etc…

So in other words, if your favorite teacher is teaching Trees and Shrubs in the Ancient Near East, click ADD CLASS, and you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Oh, this is ripe for a Monty Python reference! Good advice!

  2. I read a few of your posts this month, very good stuff. I plan to attend Southern in a few years, and much of what you said was helpful. Thank you very much!

  3. You will love Southern. Thanks for reading.

  4. [...] Take teachers, not classes. [...]

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