The man who thinks exclusively of his work, works badly; he cramps himself; he acquires a specialized bent which becomes a defect.
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After my first year of studies as a Ph.D. student in Biblical Theology at Southern Seminary, here are just a few of the things I learned about the process of becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. 1. The jump from M.Div. to Ph.D. is a big one. I was overwhelmed for the first two-thirds of my […]Read more "8 Reflections on Year 1 as a Ph.D. Student"
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“God doesn’t make junk.”
While we were eating lunch in the seminary cafeteria, Steven Kunkel told me that his mom had always encouraged him with those words. Steven has overcome the challenges of autism and has served a term as a missionary in Japan. He is a talented and gifted individual. If you talk to Steven, he will make it clear that everything he has and is achieving has been because of the grace of God. But God rarely pours out his grace in an ethereal way. To put it theologically, God uses means of grace in our lives. God usually pours out his grace upon us through more ordinary, every day ways—reading the Bible, prayer, worship with our local church, etc. In Steven’s life one of the massive ways God manifested his grace was through the simple words of his mother: “Steven, God doesn’t make junk.” Continue reading.