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doctorate

This last year I’ve ran into quite a bit of seminarians working on their masters who have told me they wanted to pursue PhD studies.  More than once someone has said that “I think getting a PhD will help me for my pastoral ministry.”  Please note that I think that a PhD can be helpful and enhance someone’s pastoral and teaching abilities.  However I don’t think it is for everybody.  Just being real.  Here in this post I want to share some of my concerns I have for some people who want to get a PhD in some specialize field of studies and say they are called to the pastorate and think that their PhD studies will enhance their ministry.  Again please don’t take this post as an attack on PhD programs in general.  My comment is more about the person that says they want to get a PhD than PhD programs per se.

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