How much of what you learn is truly useful on-the-job or for ministry?

How much of what you’ve learn throughout university or college was actually useful on the job?  Throughout seminary, not everything I’ve read has shaped the way I actually carry out ministry.  Throughout your own life, you may find that  though you may agree with 75% or more of the books you’ve read, they aren’t necessarily books you can actually say: “Amen. Yeah, that’s right on! And I’m going to do that because it makes complete sense to me to do it.”  You might end up throwing away more than 80% or more of what you’ve read and put to use only 2-5% of what you’ve learn into real-life ministry.

If you’ve been to university, bible college or seminary, what percentage of what you’ve learned do you think you actually make use of?

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

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