Taste and See

Draughting Theology

One must carry quite a few life skills in their quiver in order to make it through discernment, seminary, and ordination in The Episcopal Church.  You’ve got to be smart.  You’ve got to have deep, deep, deep faith in the God who has called you.  You’ve got to be skilled in the art of listening.  Perhaps more than anything else, you’ve got have a sense of humor.  Without the ability to laugh at yourself and the absurdities of the Church, seminary is likely to suck out of you every bit of joy, leaving a grumpy, life sapping, shell of human being where a talented priest might have been.  Part of my plan for surviving seminary was surrounding myself with smart, faithful, and funny people; many of whom graduated in the class ahead of me in 2006.

Towards the end of their time at VTS, the members of the class of…

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