See so many times I have heard people relate "seminary" to a "cemetery". Hearing that so many times, and the point of life I am at with seminary, I am starting to think the joke is not a joke. I do not personally know anyone that has attended seminary and left the church but I have heard the stories. I have heard the stories of people who were passionate about their faith and left seminary less than excited about the Gospel.
Being the competitive person that I am I love to try to break stats and not fall into the junk that I hear others fall into. The sad thing about the point I am at in seminary right now is that I am starting to believe that seminary is more like a cemetery than a training ground that fans the fire of your passion for the Gospel. This could be my personal journey with seminary (been working on it for over 5 years), the stage of life we are (two little kids who miss their daddy because he has to do homework), or the fact that I am just sick of sitting at my kitchen table late at night while my wife spends time alone.
Please don't hear me wrong
- I do not hate my seminary
- I am not against further education
- I don't think that we should just wing it life
- I do think that the Bible encourages us to grow in wisdom
The stage I am at in life has just brought this on. I have heard seminary called cemetery so many times and the sad fact is that is what my mind equates it to now...
I need to figure out how to change that