Category Archives: Should Have Learned in Div School

Lessons I Should Have Learned in Divinity School: Leadership in the Midst of Sunset

Thirty years ago (it’s hard for me to believe), I started divinity school.  On my three-year journey to a Master of Divinity degree, I took a great range of church-related/ministry-related courses—theology; ethics; Hebrew Scriptures; New Testament; Greek; church history; pastoral … Continue reading

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The Reality of the Tide

A few years ago, during a vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (a place where my family and I go every couple of years), my children were playing with their cousins on the beach. I was taking photos … Continue reading

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Lessons I Should Have Learned in Divinity School #2: More Physics

Newton’s law of motion: an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. My last blog entry focused on momentum, and how that concept finds its place in a discussion … Continue reading

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Courses that Should Be Offered at Seminary/Divinity School #1: Physics

Over the course of my almost twenty-five years in parish ministry, I’ve accumulated a long mental list of the gaps that exist in my divinity school education—not simply courses that I failed to take, but courses that should have been … Continue reading

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