Terrified of Seminary: Wisdom For The Rookie Seminarian

faithunsinkable asked a question:

Any advice for someone wanting to go to seminary or divinity school but it terrified of losing their faith?

Hey dear friend, thank you so much for your honesty. It sounds like you’ve heard all the horror stories about people going to seminary and completely losing their faith by graduation. It happens frequently. As a pastor once said, “Knowledge is essential, but not sufficient.”

I think the academic angle of learning the Christian faith is absolutely important, but it does tend to dry up our relational connection with Him and the church. I clearly remember this happening to me during my first year, and though I didn’t have it as bad as others, I had to fight hard not to get jaded.

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