Schools Out For the Summer
But there is more in the works than just the next semester.
Yes, our faculty and students are taking a much-needed break. Papers have been submitted. Capstone projects have been completed. Grades have been doled out. Students are using the summer to continue their ministry training in their local churches. Our faculty are continuing with pastoral duties and preparing for the fall semester.
Steady as it goes, a normal summer. And yet . . .
We’re also gearing up for our inaugural pastors’ conference on August 22–24. We hope you join us. SE will be represented at the conference and I’d love to talk to you about what you’d like to see in terms of future development here at the theological journal of Grimké Seminary.1 You can sign up at our website and, for a limited time, can use the code EARLYBIRD to get a discount.
This conference will serve a similar purpose as Sola Ecclesia—give folks a taste of the culture of Grimké Seminary. I regularly get asked what Grimké Seminary is all about. It is such a tough question to answer without experiencing time with Grimké men2. So, my first response is, “Come and read our theological journal.” My second response now is, “Come and attend our pastors’ conference.”
I hope to see you all there.
Essays Past and Future
Social Justice: A Foot Race Paradigm, Carl Ellis
Making and Keeping Friends in Ministry, Aaron Lumpkin
Advice for Pastors Young and Old, Tony Merida
And on Monday, we’ll post an essay I wrote about how to think about digital technology and discipleship.
That our students are called this warms my heart as it hearkens back to The Marrow Men of Marrow Controversy fame.
This is a multi-part series from Professor Ponder that is sparking a ton of interest from our readers. Watch for subsequent parts as they’re published over the summer.