Request an Exam Copy

My Advice to Students — Jason Sexton Says, "Serve the Church, Do Serious Scholarship"

Categories My Advice to Students

[embed width="680" height="383"][/embed]

(Can't see the video? Watch it here)

Jason Sexton, editor of the new Two Views of the Doctrine of the Trinity, wants his future colleagues to see themselves as servants of the church by doing theology for the sake of the Church.

Is this how you see yourself—whether a pastor, professor, or student? As a servant of the Church through your scholarship and theological discipline?

Sexton is particularly interested in seeing young academics consciously go about serving the Lord in two ways:

  1. Serving the church consistently;
  2. Doing scholarship in a serious way.

Sometimes we need a good reminder that we do theology—whether biblical, historical, systematic, ethical, or whatever—not for the sake of the Tower our a particular Society, for a book contract or a viral blog post. No, we do it for the Church.

Sexton provides this needed reminder. So listen to his advice and commit to serving the church consistently and doing scholarship in a serious way.

-Jeremy Bouma, Th.M. (@bouma)

"My Advice to Students" videos advise and guide students studying for a future of ministry in the Church, whether in the academy or in congregations. In these specially curated videos, leading scholars of biblical studies share their wisdom to help you navigate this important season of preparation.

6 Crucial Steps to Forming an Integrative Theology
6 Crucial Steps to Forming an Integrative Theology Twenty-seven years ago, Gordon Lewis and Bruce Demarest suggested that Evangelicals should embrace a new paradigm for do...
Your form could not be submitted. Please check errors and resubmit.

Thank you!
Sign up complete.

Subscribe to the Blog Get expert commentary on biblical languages, fresh explorations in theology, hand-picked book excerpts, author videos, and info on limited-time sales.
By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (501 Nelson Place, Nashville, TN 37214 USA) providing information about products and services of HCCP and its affiliates. You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at This form is protected by reCAPTCHA.