“Dr. Bob,” as we affectionately called Robert Tomenendal, was the Director of Institutional Effectiveness for Virginia Beach Theological Seminary since the Fall of 2008. This past week, God took him “home” after an acute seven-month-battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by the VBTS community.
With temperatures rising and lazy, hazy days upon us, the summer season has officially begun. As you look forward to your retreat to the mountains, jaunt to the beach, or special getaway, here are ten titles to consider packing along with your sunscreen.
A long series of MasterCard commercials ran in which several items were listed with their prices, followed by the value of their corresponding memories: priceless. Their slogan was, "There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard."
In my undergrad, my academic advisor counseled me with something like this, “Well, if you’re planning to be a youth pastor, I’m not convinced that learning Greek will be all that beneficial for you.” Is that right? Is learning Greek beneficial for running a youth ministry? Should a soon-to-be youth pastor invest in a seminary education that involves rigorous Greek and Hebrew study? Well, I am an MDiv grad, and I am writing for a seminary blog, so my obvious answer is, “Of course!
In my previous post I shared some advice to help today’s seminary wife based on conversations I’ve had with a number of former seminary wives about the areas of time and family. In this post I’ll share more of their counsel concerning the vital role of the seminary wife in the area of personal sacrifice.