If you’re a seminarian or pastor and you’re thinking of doing a PhD, you should read Should I Apply For A PhD Program?

And if you want to  weigh up the pros and cons further, you can work your way through these articles:

PhDs Build Character More than Careers |The Gospel Coalition

Should You be a Pastor or a Professor? Thinking Through the Options | Canon Fodder

Scholarship in Service of the Church | Justin Taylor

The Painful Realities of the Adjunct Life | Everyday Theology

Things I wish I knew when I started my PhD | Between a rock and a hard place

How PhD students actually do their research, writing, teaching, changing diapers, cooking, babysitting, etc. | Abbey House Sojourner

Why Am I Pursuing a PhD in Hebrew? | Reformation21 Blog

The Perils of Doing a Ph.D.: Be Forewarned | Reclaiming the Mission

Will the Job Market Drive PhD Graduates into the Pulpit? | Hopeful Realism 

Why We Need More Doctorates in the Pastorate | Euangelion

Should you quit your PhD? | The Thesis Whisperer

Brothers, We Are Not Professors | Desiring God

PhD Survival Guide | Crux Sola

The Problem with PhDs | The Bible and Culture

Pastors Pursuing the PhD? | Meet The Puritans

How bad is the job market for PhDs? | Everyday Theology

More Bad News on the Ph.D. Job Market | Everyday Theology