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I'm going to seminary.

July 7, 2023

I’m going to seminary.

I was going to say never in my dreams would this have come to be, but it was a dream. It has been a dream for much of my life. It’s not something I actively sought, but it is something that has always lived in the back of my mind.

“Wouldn’t it be nice if I could go back to school? To study theology?”

The notion would visit occasionally, more and more over the last few years since I left the business world and came to care for mom. And in the last few months, as I’ve delved headlong into my faith deconstruction journey, the idea of studying theology gained compelling momentum.

For the fourth, maybe fifth time in the last couple of years, I googled “progressive liberal seminary”, and this time, found exactly what I was looking for. I will begin my MA in Theology in August, full tuition paid.

Those with whom I’ve shared this good news most often assume I’m studying theology to support my Christian faith. And there’s a major component of truth, there. However, the root impetus is significantly removed from that simple assumption.

I’ll be writing more over the next few months. This news has been welling up as goodness inside of me for a few weeks now; I can no longer resist putting it out for you.

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