Dr. Bruce Ashfordof Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary discusses the potential perils of seminary life.
I can say that life in a seminary context has been good in many respects. It is a place where I learned to study Gods Word and relate it to all aspects of His world. I was introduced to church history, systematic theology, apologetics, and much more. I formed friendships that will last for a lifetime, and was taught and discipled by men who had walked with God for many more years than I. It is easy for me to recognize Gods grace and goodness to me in this calling.
In spite of the blessing it is to live and teach on a seminary campus, however, I have recognized that this context brings with it certain attendant perils. I recognize these potential pitfalls partly because I have seen myself succumb to some of them. Knowing that I am not alone in struggling to live in a manner worthy of my calling, several years ago I published a blog series entitled On the Dangers of Seminary. Also knowing that a new batch of students are confronted with these dangers each year, I am republishing the blog series by linking to it below.
You can read the rest of the post and links to his discussions of the seven dangers of seminary here.