The Myth of “Seminary Didn’t Prepare Me for This”

I’m kinda over the phrase, “seminary didn’t prepare me for this. I know that clergy use it as comic relief and a way to take out frustration, but the truth is that my seminary education (along with other life experience) DID prepare me for leadership during this time. A big shout out today to Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Seminary taught me to think theologically about my community and the world and how to help others think theologically

Seminary taught me to think critically and to help others think crtitically.

Seminary taught me to be emphatic and to always consider the vulnerable and those without privilege.

Seminary taught me to look forward into God’s future rather than back at the past.

Seminary taught me how to be a life-long learner

Seminary taught me to take seriously the viewpoint of people whom have had different experiences and points of view in life.

Seminary taught me the value of engaging other academic disciplines so that I may learn.

Seminary taught me that I’m not always right.

Seminary taught me that community is important because most often it’s others in the community that have the knowledge that community needs

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