May 29, 2010
The Rev. James Ellis, III
“Seminary” can easily be one of those buzz words that in certain circles Christians have very definitive opinions about. Is it required for effective service in the local church? Is the academy a safe space in which God can be questioned while faith is still affirmed? Only a week away from another seminary graduation, I am reflecting on my time training, institutionally speaking, to better understand what ministry is all about.