15 Things Seminary Teaches Me that My Busy Pastor(ate) Can’t

This is a good argument for full-time training for the ministrym rather than part time.

Sadly the Church of England seems to think otherwise

Greg Lanier

Friends over at The Gospel Coalition have been promoting a new book, 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me, for several weeks. They have also featured videos of big-name pastors sharing about the things they could only learn in day-to-day ministry, not in seminary.

As a seminary professor and a churchman, I fully understand that seminaries don’t ‘make’ pastors, nor do they equip would-be pastors, missionaries, etc. with everything they need to thrive in ministry. Neither do medical schools, law schools, and so forth.

But I’m not sure seminaries have ever claimed that, nor have other professional schools.

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