01 May '15, 6pm

New Post: "Why a Seminary Degree Doesn’t Have to Make You A Jerk" (this should be interesting!)

Not too long ago, I was at a dinner party and was asked by the hostess if I’d been embroiled in any intense writing projects lately. (I suspect my slightly dazed, what-is-this-thing-called-sunshine? look was something of a giveaway.) I laughed and told the group about Searching for Sunday —perhaps the most challenging and rewarding creative project of my life—which at the time was a mere 10,000 words away from completion. Barely had the familiar elevator pitch, “it’s a book about a doubter’s search for church, arranged around seven sacraments,” left my lips when a young, seminary-trained man at the table interrupted me and launched into a 15-minute lecture on sacramental theology, suggesting I consider googling Alexander Schmemann (whose book, For the Life of the World, I’d already read three times) before “attempting a popular treatment” of the sacraments. I received seve...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/seminary-degree-jerk

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