Category: Seminary

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5 Signs your Thesis is Bad (and how to fix it)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

In honor of “paper-writing season” at universities and seminaries everywhere, I present to you a brief list of Bad Theses.

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Confessionalism Promotes Academic Integrity

Doesn’t being “confessional” mean that certain kinds of questions are, by definition, verboten? Wouldn’t that in turn mean that academics in those institutions have to sacrifice the “science” of biblical and theological study upon the altar of confessional consistency? Not at all. I believe the opposite is the case.

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Is being biblical and confessional an academic liability?

We are confessional, which means we stand in the great tradition and ask “what’s next.” And we are Biblical, which means that when we ask that question we turn to the Word of Christ, working through the Spirit, and find it both fit and suitable for the building up of the church, for the race that we are called to run.

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How to Write a Seminary Paper, Part 4: Research as Conversation

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

Research isn’t about gathering data. Research is a conversation, one in which you are both a contributor and a moderator.

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Announcing a New Podcast!

Join the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington DC (Drs. Peter Lee, Thomas Keene, Scott Redd, and Paul Jeon) as we discuss weekly news, relevant issues, and all matters Biblical and theological.

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How to Write a Seminary Paper: Part 3. The Argument

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

In our first post we looked at what makes a good thesis. In our second post we applied those insights to paper research. Now we turn to a third point: using your research to...

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How to Write a Seminary Paper: Part 2, Researching (And Perfecting) Your Thesis

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

In our first post we looked at the most important aspect of a good seminary paper: the thesis. But the thesis is actually only one leg of a three legged school. A good seminary...

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How to Write a Seminary Paper: Part 1, The Thesis

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series How to Write a Seminary Paper

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween. Not Thanksgiving. Those are just warning signs of the impending doom that awaits. The impending doom, of course, is the end of the semester at...