May 20, 1998
We were driving home from soccer practice. I was talking with my 11-year-old son about his team and the drills they had done that evening. I did not anticipate the turn our conversation was about to take.
“What does a divinity school do, anyway?” he asked. Some weeks earlier he had asked me what a “dean” was. I had suggested that a dean was analogous to the principal of his elementary school. He had been content with that, and did not raise any further questions.