This issue contains some personal musings and reflections on how and when theological education happens—or perhaps doesn’t happen. Many of us have our own musings and memories about situations in which teachers and students become engaged and motivated.
Those of us who have attended theological school have probably been asked at one time or another how and why we decided to go to seminary. For many, the decision to enter the world of theological education actually preceded a vocational decision. That is, seminary was the context in which we decided what to do with the rest of our lives, not merely the means to the end, the academic hoop through which to jump before winning the prize of ordination.