An uncommon calling . . .

remains vital.  To put it simply and clearly.  The DMin program of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will in the New Year offer:

  •  Urban Change, to begin January 26, 2015
  • Missional Leadership, to being June 15, 2015
  • Reformed Theology:  Contemporary Understandings for a Changing Church and World, June 8, 2015  (A new collaboration with New College, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

Consider this calling to join these forward thinking focuses to be an outstanding opportunity to think deeply, laugh heartily, consider widely.  Ministry as a calling may be changing in certain ways, though the pastoral heart and skill set in my view remains constant:  ministry is about listening, being present, ever discerning the present moment of the Divine Initiative:  God is already present in the world, calling deep unto deep.

There is no doubt that ministry will remain a vital and uncommon call; the task is one of crafting a life, the honing of a call, reaching toward the wisdom source which lasts at the intersection of thought, word and deed.  We have taken to calling this “habits and practices” as if it were a whole new concept. It isn’t.  It is rather ancient and part of the narrative upon which we stake our lives and work.

Let me know of your interest and of your questions!

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