Paradox and surprise face those who pursue deeper spiritual practice, theological wisdom, and even a religious calling "into the ministry." Unbeknownst to incoming students, the pursuit of theological education in established institutions today furthers a faith that is recognizable in delight and compassion, even as it may just as easily deform it into a moral duty and autonomous professionalism so divisive in today's religious ecology. How may those drawn into ministry formation today receive its deep theological treasures and sustain a vibrant faith with a theologically expressive delight able to companion the suffering of self and others?
Due to inclement weather at our Dayton, OH, campus, classes scheduled for today, Fri., Dec. 6, and Sat., Dec. 7, are cancelled. The seminary remains open and the Holy Spirit Seminar at Ginghamsburg Church is taking place as scheduled.