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

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Two Hymns

Sung this morning in Trinity Lutheran / Bexley Hall seminary worship:O God of Every Nation - ELW 713From search for wealth and power and scorn of truth and right, from trust in bombs that shower destruction through the night, from pride of race and station and blindness to your way, deliver ev'ry nation, eternal God, … Continue reading Two Hymns

Worship Styles: An Idiot Falls Into a Trap

A few weeks ago, I sat in Bexley Hall's Tuesday night Eucharist and listened, for the second week in a row, to the old old Rite I liturgy out of the Book of Common Prayer. I mentally objected, citing my conviction that worship should be in the language of the people (just because something is … Continue reading Worship Styles: An Idiot Falls Into a Trap

These Are a Few of My Favorite (and No-So-Favorite) Things: Trinity Lutheran and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminaries

Favorite Things Morning Prayer (Anglican) at 7:30 AM Monday-Wednesday Morning Prayer (Lutheran) at 10:00 AM Monday Eucharist (Anglican) at 5:30 PM Tuesday Eucharist (Lutheran) at 10:00 AM Wednesday Eucharist (Anglican) at 7:30 am Thursday Eucharist (Lutheran) at Whenever at Anywhere-I-Want-To-Go Sunday Chipotle just a short walk down the street: you have no idea how much I … Continue reading These Are a Few of My Favorite (and No-So-Favorite) Things: Trinity Lutheran and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminaries

What? Where?

It's September? What happened?! Where did August go?! Since my last post all the way back in July, I've been quite busy. On August 12, I finished my internship at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI. That day, the church threw a party for me which included lots of good food, a slideshow of entertaining and embarrassing … Continue reading What? Where?