Dear Laura, You did the thing! Good job. Seriously. You learned the languages (though, fair warning, you will forget most of the words, so maybe keep up with those flash cards), you wrote the papers, you preached the sermons, you … Continue readingA Letter to Myself on the Occasion of Graduating from Seminary
Tears were flowing off my face as I knelt at the altar. I was thankful to be the only one at the church that day, because I desperately needed to let everything out. With my face to the floor, I … Continue readingFinding the Straight and Narrow
I am a male American of mixed-European descent. My skin is about as white as skin can get. If anyone should be awarded this elusive “white privilege” that I keep hearing about, surely it would be me. I have been … Continue readingWHAT PRIVILEGE?
When a Christian couple gets married, a phrase often on the lips of well-wishers is, “When do you want to start having kids?” This question assumes that the newly wedded couple will be using some method to control how many … Continue readingThe Misconception of Contraception
My wife and I had the experience of witnessing a conversation at a Christmas party gone wrong. A retired CRC pastor told the out-of-town friend of the hosts that he shouldn’t be pursuing the call of a pastor without first … Continue readingNo M.Div. Required