Tuesday, October 21, 2008

First 4 weeks of Lay Seminary

As I said before, it's not what I expected. Which is a mixed blessing, or curse, depending if you're a half-full or half-empty kind of person!

We had no required reading for 2 of the classes, which means that we really needed to pay attention during class. There were suggested reading lists for further learning on our own.

The first class was Spiritual Formation, which is such a deep subject that 8 hours of class is only enough for an overview. Which is fine, since that can be a very personal subject that we're given a taste and some resources to gain more knowledge.

Next was Christian Ethics, "suggested" reading this time around. It's tough to get back into this learning, and reading for learning, routine after being away from it for 27 years! But anyway, enjoyable class, although some of the reading was VERY BORING!

Last class of the day was Intro to Theology. There's only so much you can do with this one, unless you're a Theology fan.

I'm looking forward to the next 3, Church History, Intro to the Old Testament (I recently heard, and like, the phrase "less recent Testament"), and Christian Missions. At first blush, I'm thinking Christian Missions will be my favorite, but we'll see.

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