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My Advice to Students — Paul Molnar Says “Do What it Takes to Get the Job Done”

Jeremy Bouma on November 19th, 2014. Tagged under .

Jeremy Bouma

Jeremy Bouma (Th.M.) has pastored on Capitol Hill and with the Evangelical Covenant Church in Michigan. He founded THEOKLESIA, which connects the 21st century Church to the vintage Christian faith; holds a Master of Theology in historical theology; and makes the vintage faith relevant at

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9780310498124Nothing in life is guaranteed, as they say. Whether you’re pursuing the pastorate or professorship, the same is true for what lies ahead on the other side of graduate school.

And yet Paul Molnar, professor and contributor to Two Views of the Doctrine of the Trinity, gives this advice:

“If you love what you’re doing, then you’ll do what it takes to get the job done.”

Molnar shares some of his journey from adjunct to full-time professor at St. Johns to illustrate what’s necessary to ensure success.

While he says there’s no guarantee, Molnar encourages, “If you work extremely hard, and you are willing to make sacrifices…there is a really good chance you will have success.”

Watch and listen to Molnar for inspiration for your own success. And keep his advice in mind as you wind down the semester, and, perhaps, your graduate student career.


“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.