One that matters

We were driving home from soccer practice. I was talking with my 11-year-old son about his team and the drills they had done that evening. I did not anticipate the turn our conversation was about to take.

“What does a divinity school do, anyway?” he asked. Some weeks earlier he had asked me what a “dean” was.  I had suggested that a dean was analogous to the principal of his elementary school. He had been content with that, and did not raise any further questions.

I told him that a divinity school is a place where people go to learn how to become ministers. I mentioned the names of some ministers he knew, then added: “They came to divinity school so they could study the Bible, learn to preach and lead worship, and develop the skills necessary to be ministers of a congregation.”


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