Theology, the cerebral pastor, and me

I’m an impatient person. When I was in high school, I tried my hardest to earn college credit before I even picked out my university. I already knew what I wanted to study and what I’d like to do when I was done.

I want to go to school, but where?

When I started seminary, I applied to exactly one school. I’m part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which has eight seminaries (soon to be seven) throughout the United States. I picked the one that happened to be two miles from my house.

Master of Divinity 101: The Basics

Over the last couple of months, I’ve touched on different types of theology degrees: what they entail, what kind of person should consider them, what benefits they offer, etc. I’ve left one type of degree untouched, until now. It’s the degree I’m earning: the Master of Divinity.

How Do You Like Your Online Classes?

Yesterday I had a fascinating discussion with friends about online education. I’m going to share our three experiences below, but what I can’t help but wonder as I write this is what your experiences have been? Online education seems to be changing every day and people have such different stories to share. I think we […]

Flying around the world or walking next door

Little known fact about me: I am a third generation seminarian. While other families might talk about politics, football, or family drama over the holidays, my Christmas family debates have always been about theology, pastoral care, and the life of Christianity. However, among three pastors, two missionaries, three seminary trained pastor’s wives, and me…only one […]

Some Extras You May Not Know About…

Some people are on the path of religious education from a very early age. I would say that about 50% of the people I meet in either a seminary or a religious studies department knew they would end up where they are in their early years of high school or jr. high.