M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet.
We just took our son to college for his first year. It was hard for me, scary/exciting for him, and wounding for his mother.
I can still smell the wet canvas and sawdust of my father's revivals. He believed that any self-respecting revival was held in a tent.
The mainline has long congratulated itself for being prophetic because it's good at voting for progressive agendas. But change happens at the local level.
There is much hand-wringing about the future of theological education. Yet graduates still follow the Spirit's call into some form of ministry.
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