Book Review: 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

The Aquila Report | 6/23/2018 | Staff
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Now, before you think the book totally dismisses the need for the seminary, you should know that the presidents of two seminaries also contributed to this volume. Albert Mohler of Southern Seminary wrote the foreword, and Danny Akin of Southeastern Seminary has penned the chapter “How to Shepherd My Wife.”

No doubt, the rigors of university study are rarely a waste—many necessary skills are gained through the classroom. But the point was well made: classroom learning has severe limits in preparing one for the real world of work. Much of the skill in any vocation—ministry or otherwise—is only acquired on the job after years of experience.

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And it’s this conviction that underpins this new book 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me.

Edited by The Gospel Coalition’s Collin Hansen and Jeff Robinson, this volume provides a collection of wise, short, and practical chapters from a number of pastors. Together, the contributors trace an impressive number of issues that pastors face—from leading your elders to leading to your wife to dealing with your own ego to exploring ways to shepherd your church through seasons of suffering.

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Throughout the book, readers will find precious counsel for pastoral ministry. Allow me to highlight just two pieces of wisdom. Juan Sanchez, in his chapter “How to Lead My Leaders,” gives sound advice: “When we model faithful handing of God’s Word, this increases listeners’ confidence in the Bible, and their...
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