Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Beginning of the End

Tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM, Princeton Theological Seminary will begin its Fall term of the academic year 2006-2007. The start of a new semester always fills me with excitement and trepidation. This year, both of those senses are highlighted as I begin my final year of seminary and look forward to writing a thesis and applying to PhD programs.

Theological education is a funny thing. It is often hard to gauge one’s own progress in theological thinking. Sometimes we get glimpses of our growth, but the majority of the time we can see only the vast expanse that lies still ahead and calls us on to greater learning. But, I guess that is what happens when one studies a truly infinite Subject.

To all those beginning their seminary journey here at PTS and elsewhere - via con Dios.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and forever more. Amen.

2 comments:

joshua said...

where are you applying to PhDs? I am undergoing the same process and find it helpful to complain with others.

WTM said...

E-mail me and we can discuss it: wade.mcmaken@ptsem.edu