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Seminary: Where Devotion Meets Discipline

Today’s post is adapted from B. B. Warfield’s address “The Religious Life of Seminary Students.” The full essay can be read here. As students of theology your vocation is to study theology; and to study it diligently, in accordance with the apostolic injunction: “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord.” It is … read more »

Where Duty and Privilege Meet

Over the past few days, in looking at Paul’s words to Timothy in 2 Timothy, we have considered two compelling motivations to preach the Word. Today, we will consider two more: Motivation 3: Preach the Word Because of the Dynamic of the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:15–17) The faithful expositor is motivated, thirdly, by the nature of the … read more »

Choosing the Right Seminary

There are many practical concerns that factor into why people choose the seminaries that they choose. Perhaps it’s the cost of tuition, the distance from home, the popularity of the professors, or the academic prestige of the institution. All of those are reasons why someone might choose a seminary, and some of those reasons involve legitimate considerations. … read more »

Seminary Distinctives

The Master’s Seminary recently posted a series of videos that highlight the seminary’s core doctrinal commitments. In case you’ve missed them, here are 24 of those videos under five categories. Each video is only a few minutes long, making it easy to discover what TMS is all about. A High View of God The Glory of God … read more »

A High View of the Holy Spirit

Recently, the seminary posted faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. The six videos in this series center on Pneumatology, and the commitment at TMS to a high view of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. In this opening video, Dr. Bryan Murphy explains the Holy Spirit’s role in the inspiration of Scripture. Dr. … read more »

A High View of Scripture

Recently, the seminary posted faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. The three videos in this series center on bibliology, and the commitment at TMS to a high view of Scripture. In this opening video, Dr. Bryan Murphy discusses the seminary’s commitment to the original languages.   Dr. David Farnell highlights the fact that the … read more »

A High View of God

Recently, the seminary posted faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. This series focused on theology proper, and the seminary’s commitment to a high view of God. In this opening video, Dr. Greg Harris discusses God’s unparalleled glory.   Dr. Bill Barrick reflects on the infinite holiness of God.   Dr. Barrick examines the … read more »

Christian Colleges, Religious Liberty, and SB 1146

This post is an update to yesterday’s article, An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty. On June 30, a piece of proposed state legislation made its way to the California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary. The bill (SB 1146) has already passed in the state senate by a vote of 26–13. The next stop for the … read more »

The Ideal Seminarian

What are we looking for in a seminarian? Or, for those of you who are considering going into the ministry, how should you evaluate yourself to see whether you’re likely to thrive throughout training for the pastorate? The four traits currently examined for our Honors Scholarship Program summarize what we at The Master’s Seminary look for … read more »