Paul Burkhart tells us that seminary students may have a hard time relaxing if hymns or praise songs are playing. Who knew listening to music could be such a workout? Apparently it can be for some students.
Words, words, words. If you’re in seminary, then your world is based wholly on words. Deep words. Big words. In seminary you will hear many words, you will read many words, you will write many words, and you will speak many words. This being the case, I have a very simple suggestion I have found very helpful. When you need to relax and unwind, don’t listen to music with words – or at least big, deep words. This seems sort of simple, I know, but I have found it enormously helpful. I’m not saying that one should never listen to “lyriced” songs, just not when you’re really trying to clear your mind and relax.