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Seminary Quotes by Pope John Paul II, Kevin Vanhoozer, Aiden Wilson Tozer, Bob Gunton, Tullian Tchividjian, Edwin Hubbel Chapin and many others.

The priest is not and must not be a civil servant of the Church. Above all the priest is a man who lives for the spirit for God. This being the case the Seminary is the place where he learns ‘to be with Him.’
Pope John Paul II
Too often, however, the church professes its faith but is unsure how to practice it. Even some of my seminary students come to theology classes somewhat reluctantly, assuming that doctrine is neither practical nor relevant to their future ministry.
Kevin Vanhoozer
To understand a Bible text it takes an act of the Holy Spirit equal to the act that inspired the text in the first place. A revelation of the Holy Spirit in one glorious flash of inward illumination would teach you more of Jesus than five years in a theological seminary.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
As a matter of fact, I decided in high school that I was going to go to the seminary. And I did study with the Paulist Fathers for two years after high school in full anticipation of becoming a priest.
Bob Gunton
When God saved me, He gave me a thirst to learn and to read and to study. I thrived in college. I got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and then went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
Tullian Tchividjian
Home is the seminary of all other institutions. There are the roots of all public prosperity, the foundations of the State, the germs of the church. There is all that in the child makes the future man; all that in the man makes the good citizen.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
After my primary school education, I started gathering little children by visiting parents to ask if they wanted somebody to care for their kids by teaching them the Bible. I have never attended any seminary school or Bible college in my life.
T. B. Joshua
My dad graduated seminary there, and so did (sounds like) Mark Kimball’s grandfather. They sang in a quartet together, my dad and Mark Kimball’s grandfather.
Al Jarreau
When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct from the government and for that stipend we had an obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
Josef Albers
I was born and bred a Catholic. I was brought up a very strong Catholic – I practiced in a seminary for four years, from eleven to fourteen, and trained to be a Catholic priest. So I was very steeped in all that.
Pete Postlethwaite
I’ve had such extremes in my life. From being this kind of wild kid, to one year studying to be a Franciscan priest at the seminary….I was very frustrated.
Tom Cruise
Love is listening when they are ready to talk–midnight, 6:00 A.M. on their way to seminary, or when you’re busy with your urgencies.
Sharon G. Larsen
Each of our children during their high school years went to ‘early morning seminary’ – scripture study classes that met in the home of a church member every school day morning from 6:30 until 7:15.
Clayton M. Christensen
At McCormick Theological Seminary I had to take Hebrew, so I began to read prophetic poetry, and suddenly it became the life I wanted to spend.
Hershel Shanks
The goal of Bethlehem College and Seminary cannot be expressed with man as the end point. Christ is the endpoint.
John Piper
You can’t get through seminary and come out believing in God!
Daniel Dennett
I received more genuine religious stimulation in prison than in the seminary.
David Dellinger
Though not everyone can attend seminary, every Christian has a seminary between two covers – the Holy Bible. God’s Word is a school that trains us for the work He has planned for us on earth.
David Jeremiah
Mel thought real love was nothing less than spiritual love. He’d said he’d spent five years in a seminary before quitting to go to medical school. He said he still looked back on those years in the seminary as the most important years of his life.
Raymond Carver
I trained to be a priest – started to. I went to seminary school when I was 11. I wanted to be a priest, but when they told me I could never have sex, not even on my birthday, I changed my mind.
Johnny Vegas
I mean, I went to a Catholic school – they call it seminary.
Pascal Siakam
I tried for about two semesters in a preparatory seminary. But I was about 15 and didn’t fully understand what a vocation means.
Martin Scorsese
The religion of which you are a part is 7 days a week. It isn’t just Sunday, it isn’t the block plan, it isn’t just 3 hours in church, it isn’t just the time you spend in Seminary – it’s all the time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Gordon B. Hinckley
In my late teens, like many a devout Catholic boy, I considered the priesthood and even went as far as discussing the idea at a seminary in Belfast but hesitated. I decided to focus on physics at university, another way perhaps to contemplate the mysteries of reality.
Stephen Curry
I have had a very fun, positive experience in seminary. It’s taught me a lot.
Shawn Bradley
My dad’s a pastor and a seminary professor, my mom, she has such great faith.
Allyson Felix
When I was in Kansas City and having a tough time in my career, I decided to go to seminary to continue my spiritual growth.
Nick Foles
I was very religious when I was younger. I went to a seminary for three years, studied to be a priest, and um, so that sort of natural idealism just um sort of carried over into my feelings about joining the army.
Peter P. Mahoney
[My father was ] Presbyterian [minister]. But I did not take the Bible seriously until I was forced to take Hebrew at McCormick Theological Seminary.
Hershel Shanks
When I was 13, I entered the seminary in the hope of becoming a priest. But I often found myself helping the nuns in the kitchen and thus discovered my passion for cooking. I began to cultivate my skills and aspirations at the age of 15, when I embarked on my first apprenticeship.
Joel Robuchon
I came from a very loving home, had a happy life with no great aspirations, but going to the seminary changed me. There was a chunk of my childhood missing. Once I’d realised it wasn’t for me, I still felt a tremendous pressure to continue for fear of letting everybody down.
Johnny Vegas
How to Stay Christian in Seminary should be placed in the hands of every first-year seminarian. It provides a much-needed balance as they navigate the beautiful but treacherous waters of a seminary education. I plan to use this powerful little book with great profit for my students in the years ahead.
Daniel L. Akin
Speak in your own voice and speak about things that you have in some sense witnessed, not just things you read about or have been taught about in seminary. To talk about the resurrection, think about those moments where in some way you have been resurrected.
Frederick Buechner
Liberal relativism has its roots in the natural right tradition of tolerance or in the notion that everyone has a natural right to the pursuit of happiness as he understands happiness; but in itself it is a seminary of intolerance.
Leo Strauss
The only difference between your local college and a Christian seminary is that the latter is more honest.
Dennis Prager
It’s also reflective of a young person’s religion or faith in that it’s highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
Daniel Berrigan
You won’t find God at the Seminary and you won’t find wisdom in the halls of intellectualism.
Charles R. Swindoll
When I walked out of the seminary, I was 31, but I was like a scared, frightened kid. I had no place to live, no license, no clothes. I was just a lost soul.
John Bradshaw
My dad’s a pastor and a seminary professor; my mom, she has such great faith.
Allyson Felix
The seminary programs will help you as a young man or woman to lay a foundation for happiness and success in life.
Richard G. Scott