As another semester draws to a close, Seminary faculty, staff, and students, and also churches, have a bit more time to think about how best to deliver theological education and prepare students for the ministry. Here’s a collection of articles I’ve gathered over the past year that can hopefully provoke constructive conversations about the subject. I’m not saying that I agree with all the ideas discussed; simply that the ideas are worth discussing.

15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

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

How Technology Is Revolutionizing Pastoral Training

Should You Pursue a Ph.D.?

The Big Thing Seminary Did Teach Me: I’ll Never Graduate from Learning

Pastoral Training Reinvented

Pastoral Training Is Changing

Why Don’t Schools Use The Most Effective Teaching Methods?

4 Reasons Why Maybe You Shouldn’t Choose a Seminary Church

How to Read Faster

Preparing for Winter

Sage Advice: The Teacher as Pastor

People Are Going to Hell. Do I Really Need Seminary Training?

Strategies for minimizing plagiarism (essay)

Teaching Students the Importance of Professionalism

6 Reasons to Take Seminary Chapel Seriously

A Professor’s Prayer from Matthew 23

“The Life of the Professor” — My Talking Points for our New Faculty Workshop

How To Survive Graduate School

Syllabus Strategies for a Successful Semester – Seminary Survival Guide

Seminaries across the country are shutting down

Higher Calling, Lower Wages: The Vanishing of the Middle-Class Clergy

Why Go to Seminary? Here’s Ten Reasons

Jealous for His Time: The Wife of a Seminarian

This Year’s Reminder That the Lecture is Not Dead 

The Lecture Lives. I Would Know — I’m a Professor

U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This

The Future of Ministry, according to a Seminary President

Students learn more effectively from print textbooks than screens, study says

10 Things Teachers DID NOT Have to Deal With 10 Years Ago

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

How the Reformation Changed Education Forever

10 Tips for Creating Effective Instructional Videos