Two Cent Tuesday – Seminary Forum

by on November 11, 2008

During the last redesign of Going to Seminary I installed a seminary forum. I thought it was going to be a great idea. Seminarians from all over the globe could come to one spot and have discussions and dialogues (and an occasional monologue) about things related to seminary. I created a section for seminarians to bounce paper ideas off one another, discuss jobs, talk about family issues, and a place to help those considering seminary to ask questions. Well… the forum has been less than active. So, today’s two cent Tuesday question is “should we dump the forum?”

If you’re answer is yes, then I’ll give it the ax. If it is “no” then get over there and start using it. Whatever you decide I’ll do at the end of the week.





The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.


It is certainly difficult to start a new forum that attains any degree of success or popularity. If you want to do that, I would suggest you promote it frequently in your blog posts. I read your blog consistently through an RSS reader and I didn’t even know you had a forum.

If you’re going to have a forum, you need to maintain decent blog posts to keep people’s attention. I also read thru a reader, and this site has been going downhill fast. I used to be proud to send articles to people and now I’m lucky if the post has more than 2 lines that just link to other people promoting their blogs and/or promoting me to buy some bible software.

I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…