The Danger of a Seminary Education

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A book I read a while back is Paul David Tripp’s Dangerous Calling.  In this book, Tripp addresses several of the difficulties that pastors (and future pastors) face (or will face).  Tripp grounds his book in experience as a counselor for pastors and their families, as well as teaching as a seminary professor.  Check out this quote on the danger of too much ‘knowing’ and not enough ‘going’:

“Academized Christianity, which is not constantly connected to the heart and puts its hope in knowledge and skill, can actually make students dangerous. It arms them with powerful knowledge and skills that can make the students think that they are more mature and godly than they actually are. It arms students with weapons of spiritual warfare that if not used with humility and grace will harm the people they are meant to help.”

(I am reading the eBook version, so I do not have a page number for this quote; apologies).


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