Category: seminary

Capstone

This is my last semester of seminary. And probably my most challenging and busy. I’m working 25 a week for the church, and am the TA grader for the head of the education department (which is about 5 more hours a week). I have…

Disequilibration

Something is not right in my spirit right now. I don’t know what that means, exactly, but I feel it in my gut. And I need to process. What is disequilibrating to me, in my life, right now? My professor spoke about disequilibration in…

Living in Grace

There is nothing that shows me God’s grace more that old reformed hymns. “Jesus Lover of My Soul” “Friend of Sinners” “Pensive Doubting Fearful Heart“. I love how they shows my need for grace as it reveals the sin in my heart. They reveal…

A Path Laid Out Before Me

One of the best things about Covenant Theological Seminary is the Spiritual Ministry Formation class. It is here where students in the MDiv and MAEM programs are subjected to personality test after personality test, then a serious amount of personal reflection in order to…

William Lobdell

Ever heard of William Lobdell? Probably not. But you should now, because I found this article wonderful and fascinating. Lobdell is the author of Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America — and Found Unexpected Peace Some of…

First Thoughts

There are so many thoughts accumulating as I’ve entered this new life. So many. But I will start here: In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai…

Promise

Wednesday night on my way to church for my last praise team rehearsal, I accidentally took my usual route, forgetting that two weeks ago my usual exit was closed for construction. So instead of taking an alternate route I ended up having to drive…