The other subject we had this week was ministry formations. There are two parts to it: one on biblical theology – this week, we looked at the history of biblical theology. The second half is more about the individual student; its framing idea is what you do flows out of who you are. This will be a unique subject, I suspect: it’s the one that had a couple of henri nouwen books as its texts.
This subject brings me a combination of eager anticipation and dread (I know, an unusual combination). I’m looking forward to learning more about the mystical / spiritual side of evangelical Christianity (more prayer, less book-learning), but it’s the putting it into practice that makes me anxious. I like the book-learning side of things.
There’s also the matter of keeping a journal: there’s not much introspection in my life at the moment, and I don’t remember complaining about that to anyone. Still, I’ve signed up for the subject now, so there’s no point in arguing about it!