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Lent Reflections from the Gospel of John: Culture War and Death

In past years, I have celebrated Lent with some form of fasting.  Initially, it was simply giving up meat (no small matter for my appetite) and/or other dietary things.  I had not celebrated Lent in any meaningful way until I had entered Seminary and attended a Free Methodist church which followed liturgical seasons.  The fasting was difficult and at times mundane but served as a continual reminder to the season of Lent.

Advice to Incoming Seminary and Theology School Students

As a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, I've been regularly asked by various friends about if they or an acquaintance should attend Fuller or another seminary.  Depending on the context of the question, they might be asking about some aspect of a particular school (ie, is there a strong linguistics program), but otherwise I usually begin the conversation with asking what they are intending to gain from going to seminary.  This post as such is not so much about how to pick a theological school as general reflections from my experience and some common advice I've given as a result.

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