So I am a few months into this Doctor of Ministry program and I have learned a few things.
I am not that smart // So I already dropped a class because the PhD students were way too intense and the would have kicked my theologically plebeian-esque butt all over the place. Plus, the first day of class it was clear that the "academics" were not about the "we are all theologians" model. Whatever . . .
I may be that smart // I have also found out that what I want to concentrate on, the urban cultural creatives and the mainline churches, is outside some of the thinking at the Graduate Theological Union. While the business world, sociologist and a few religious folks have been thinking about this area of ministry, it has not trickled up to the seminaries.
I need a time machine // Oh yeah . . . class + studying + commuting = 8 more hours a week. Hmmm, I wonder if I can borrow Dr. Emmitt Brown’s DeLorean.
Sneezing in a ecumenical seminary class is funny // I can’t help to giggle to myself every time someone sneezes in class. Like clockwork, a sneeze occurs and the "Bless You’s" rain down like manna from heaven.