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My Advice to Students — Tom Schreiner Says "Don't Specialize"

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Last week we launched a new, exciting series of weekly videos designed to advise and guide students who are 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 seasoned wisdom to help you navigate this important season of preparation.

Craig Blomberg started us off with some practical advice for doctoral students. Today we hear from Dr. Tom Schreiner, who is a contributor to Four Views on the Apostle Paul.

One of the things Schreiner learned as a student was to devote himself to the languages in his early days of study. He gives a number of reasons why this is crucial to the development and calling of students. Another thing Schreiner learned early that has been enormously helpful is the danger of specialization.

Take a listen. We'd love to hear your thoughts on Schreiner's advice—along with your own!

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