Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 3

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. Read about the first week here. Read about the second week here. Read my first session Gospel … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 3

Gospel Slam 2013

I wrote and performed this piece as part of Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Second Annual Summer Seminary Sampler Gospel Slam. Gospel Slam is based on poetry slams. TLS set the model for doing poetry slams in partnership with the Academy of Preachers, an ecumenical organization that lifts up and encourages young preachers. Each performance this year … Continue reading Gospel Slam 2013

Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 2

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. Read about the first week here. Services at First English Lutheran Church: Returning to FELC, the Samplarians … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 2

Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 1

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. VBS at First English Lutheran Church: The Samplarians helped run the Athens VBS from Group Publishing. The … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 1

10 Unusual Lessons I Learned in Seminary

As the day of commencement approaches, I feel it is appropriate to take some time to reflect on the many lessons seminary teaches. You'd be surprised by what you learn living with people studying to be religious leaders.Everybody has vices. The first time my friend Sarah heard her fellow students curse, she joyfully exclaimed, "Thank … Continue reading 10 Unusual Lessons I Learned in Seminary