I wrapped up my final assignments for the semester a few days ago and I must say that it feels really good to have a year of seminary under my belt. It has been an interesting experience filled with tremendous growth and frustrating challenges. I have learned so much in the process about God and myself. In the meantime, I have barely been able to touch the blog. As you can imagine, you get to do plenty of writing for class which leaves little time (or energy) for other writing. Nonetheless, I am going to try to jump start things on here a bit. Much of what I will be posting in the next few weeks and months is the fruit of my classroom reading and writing. I have been stretched in a lot of ways and I am eager to share some thoughts on certain books, persons, and theological ideas in order to encourage deeper thinking (on my own part mostly) on what it means to live as a Christian in a long line of Christians. I’m also hoping to start a conversation about the present state of theological/ministerial training. I have been doing a lot of thinking about the context for training and the cost involved with going to seminary. I’ll save that discussion for another day.
So I’m hoping that this can be the start of something more consistent on this blog. This blog was created as an outlet for my thinking, a place for theological conversation, and a way to encourage others to know and love Jesus. So without further delay, let the blogging begin again.