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Attentiveness: An Appeal for Christian Unity

Attentiveness: An Appeal for Christian Unity

Gordon-Conwell’s history is one of rich evangelical ecumenism. There are eighty-five evangelical and orthodox denominations represented in our community, and we are united by the authority of Scripture.

Pastors Still Need Seminary Degrees

Pastors Still Need Seminary Degrees

In an editorial for Christianity Today, Gordon-Conwell Master of Divinity student Noah Karger highlights the continued importance of formal theological education in the evangelical church. While some contest the need for seminary and even project its obsolescence,...

Seminary Snippets

Seminary Snippets

In our Seminary Snippets video series, our faculty share stories that give you a glimpse of how theological education can enrich your understanding of the world, deepen your faith and support your calling. Follow Gordon-Conwell on Facebook and Instagram for...

A Brief History of Russell Conwell

A Brief History of Russell Conwell

“Jesus went about preaching, teaching and healing,” was Conwell’s guide in church ministry. He did all thoroughly even while thinking of transforming the city itself through the church.

Spiritual Formation at Seminary

Spiritual Formation at Seminary

Stephen A. Macchia Director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building As a seminary student in the late 70s/early 80s, I had to fend for myself spiritually when I arrived on campus. As a relative novice to the spiritual life, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect....

The Profit of Employing the Biblical Languages

The Profit of Employing the Biblical Languages

Dr. Jason DeRouchie Associate Professor of Old Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. (This article originally appeared in the April 2012 edition of Themelios) In 1524, six years after posting his “Ninety-five Theses,” Martin Luther...

Some Questions as You Consider Seminary

Some Questions as You Consider Seminary

Why would I need a theological degree from a seminary or divinity school? For purely practical reasons, if you are called to ministry in a church, an accredited seminary degree may be a requirement for employment. The better the school, the better the preparation you...

Is there a Doctor in the Church?

Is there a Doctor in the Church?

Why Pursue Doctoral Studies?   David A. Currie Professor of Practical Theology, Dean of the Doctor of Ministry and the Ockenga Institute   “Should I pursue a doctorate?…” Many pastors and others in ministry with a theological masters degree have asked...

Why Study Counseling at a Seminary?

Why Study Counseling at a Seminary?

Dr. Karen Mason Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology One of the courses I teach as a Counseling Professor is called Research Methods and Design. Each year in this class, students conduct a qualitative interview with a fellow student to ask why they chose...

Why Theology Matters

Why Theology Matters

Richard Lints Senior Distinguished Professor of Theology What we worship will be deeply reflected in our lives. The objects of one’s respect and admiration reveal the inner dispositions of the heart from which the patterns of living flow. As Yahweh reminded Israel...

So You Are Thinking of Going to Seminary?

So You Are Thinking of Going to Seminary?

Rev. Kevin DeYoung (This article originally appeared at Kevin’s Blog on The Gospel Coalition) I will be speaking at Gordon-Conwell later today. This has me thinking about seminary. Here are a few questions to ask before you go, as you decide where to go, and...

Why Leave the Ministry to Go to Seminary?

Why Leave the Ministry to Go to Seminary?

Thomas D. Petter Assistant Professor of Old Testament When I considered studying at a seminary, I was involved in full-time ministry with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) as co-director of the School of Biblical Studies (SBS) and as a member of the teaching staff. My wife,...

Why Seminary? Some Historical Reflections

Why Seminary? Some Historical Reflections

David Wells Retired, Distinguished Senior Research Professor So, you want to go into ministry? That is excellent! I applaud your desire. And you think that you don’t need to go to seminary? Seminary, you say, is too expensive, it takes too long and, anyway, your...

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