School has been pretty hard lately. Yes, there's a lot of work to get done: papers, projects, sermons, reading. But that's not really what I'm talking about. I came into graduate school expecting to take a bunch of ministry courses so I could enter a church and know exactly what to do. However, I haven't really taken that many ministry courses and I have very few ministry to-do lists in my memory bank. The real work involved in this program is transformation. This seminary does not exist to simply fill minds with information. The point is to transform students into incarnational people who act as Christ acted, love as he loved, walk with people as he walked, and die and he died. It's easy to learn facts and do the right thing. We do it all the time. But I'm not called to do, I'm called to be. To be Christ in this world. This is infinitely harder.