Going to Seminary

by on September 7, 2009

Mountain_PathI love this website. I started it a couple years ago as I began my transition into seminary. Finding helpful information about the seminary life on the internet was hit or miss. My goal was to create a site that would provide current and future seminarians a place to get the inside scoop on the seminary life. As the site grew, more and more people got involved and it became a site that has helped, encouraged, and challenged many of us.

Alas, my seminary journey was cut short and, despite no longer being a seminarian, I continued to manage the site partly as a ministry and partly as a hobby. However, as I managed Going to Seminary along with my web development company and full time job (oh, let’s not forget my family) I began to feel like it was time to pass the reigns to someone else.

Over the last couple months I’ve gotten to know the folks at Rockbridge Seminary. Following them on Twitter and watching them engage and serve the seminary community, not simply for their own gain, but for the good of Christ’s kingdom really impressed me. So, a few weeks ago I approached them to see if they would be interested in taking over the site. In the course of our discussion, the thing that most encouraged me was their desire to keep the focus of GtS the same. They weren’t interested in turning it into the official blog of Rockbridge or anything like that. Rather, they wanted to, more or less, keep it the same.

That said, last week we reached an agreement and Rockbridge Seminary is now the owner of GoingtoSemianry.com. I’ll still be involved with the site, as will the other authors you’ve grown to love. In fact, I’m really excited because now GtS has someone who can really work to take it to the next level. I really believe that the only changes you’ll see from this transition is that GtS is only going to get better!

So, that’s it. Just wanted to let you know. This isn’t goodbye. None the less, thanks to all of you who’ve made the last 2 years a true joy.



The author of this post is noted above. GoingtoSeminary.com and Best-Seminary.com 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.


Wow! I have been reading this blog for quite a while now; it helped a lot in answering questions I had about going to seminary (hmmm… guess that’s why the name is what it is). I also just recently switched to Rockbridge Seminary and am enrolled in my first class. Definitely enjoying the experience so far. Looking for any more writers for the site? =)


Yes, we are looking for writers. Send me an article on something you learning from your seminary experience. We are also looking for writers/students from many seminaries, should you know of those who might like to contribute.