Posted tagged ‘Seminary’

First Weeks at Asbury Seminary

September 9, 2008

Some quick thoughts about Asbury and Seminary in general.

I like the community at Asbury.

I dont like how much folks here seem to like John Wesley.  

I like the commitment to prayer, service, and worship.

I dont like the ethos statement.

I like the administration and faculty.

Really there are many more things I like about Asbury and probably a few more things of which I am not so fond.

As for seminary itself, I worry that we bring this thing we call christianity and we bring it into the world of academia and parse it, debate it, discuss it, write about it, read about it, and on and on, while we forget that this is a lifestyle and nothing less will really due. I have also noticed that the proverb is certainly true that knowledge puffs up. What a shame. We should be humbled the more we learn at this place because for every answer we receive a thousand more questions present themselves, after all we are dealing with an infinite God. Finally, I have seen the great opportunity this is to form relationships with like-minded people that will hopefully lead to connections for ministry now and in the future.

Any advice from seminarians out there, past or present, how to make it through the next 3-4 years?