Part of the delight of my seminary experience so far (I’ve completed two classes and am enrolled in a church history course this quarter) has been gaining new thinking partners. The promise that seminary would introduce me to new thinking partners was alluring bait for me when I first spoke with an admissions officer at the school last summer. So far, the classroom has indeed fulfilled that promise.
Some of those new thinking partners have been other students. It’s a rush to be in a room full of people just as eager to learn as I am. Their great questions of the teachers and their spirited times of class discussion were super-energizing for me. Some of those new thinking partners have been my instructors. It’s been a joy to listen to them as they share out of the deep wells of their acquired knowledge.
And of course, there are the books. [Read more]