New Kid In Class

“Are you gonna blog about going back to school?”

Since I announced last month that I was accepted as a student at Northern Seminary, I’ve had a number of people ask me if I was going to write about the experience. Though I’ve been blogging since 2006 and attempt to write honestly about many facets of my life, particularly when it comes to matter of faith and practice, my first inclination was to tell people, “I will blog about school once I have a couple of classes under my belt and once I figure out how we’re going to pay for it and once I know if I’ll like it and once I know if my teachers and classmates will like me.”

In other words, no. I worried that these school-themed posts would tend toward narcissistic self-reporting. When I share bits of my own story in my writing, I do so because I want to challenge and inspire others to seek Jesus honestly in their own lives. I wasn’t really sure anyone would be all that interested in the story of a 54-year-old Jewish grandmother’s seminary adventure. [Read more]

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