I applied for Seminary mostly out of a real lack of understanding of what I wanted to do after graduating from my undergrad program. Most people apply for seminary because they have a “calling” to ministry or from the Big Man and so they apply to fulfill this out of obedience. I literally had no such calling. In fact, my entrance to seminary was a bit of a, how can we put this delicately? A train wreck. I started in an Apologetics Program and withdrew after the first weeks when we had to write a paper on the Holy Spirit and mine got chosen as the best in the class. Most people would be flattered by this, but I was mortified. I distinctly remember my paper being read aloud and my cheeks turning red hot. I quickly looked at my watch and did the math: if I left right then, I would still make it back to my house in time to watch LOST with my boyfriend and roommates.
So I booked it out of there on my first break. I didn’t even say “bye” to the professor. I literally up and left and then made it home in time for those opening credits. I wasn’t sure what I wanted out of Seminary but I knew I did [Read more…]