Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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.

4 comments:

Amanda Peterson said...

I was thinking of you last night, or rather I should say that you popped up in my dream. Encouragement through the transformational process: they tell me that its better on the other side...and don't ask me who "they" are.

Anonymous said...

Yell, as Christ YELLED!

You forgot that one Sue, because you do it so well, I suppose..

:)

dps

Robby and Lynsey said...

Sounds like you are getting just what you need from your classes. I'm glad to know that it isn't just a list of "to-dos". Although, I must admit ... one or two lists would probably be just a little bit helpful. :) Seriously though, sometimes I'm so jealous I'm not in school anymore. You make me proud kid ... you make me proud. :)

David Taylor said...

sounds like someone needs to continue the transformation process and stay around for the M.Div...

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