Deer in the snow

Woke up this morning to a snow covered mountain with the deer foraging for their breakfast. Thank God for electricity and a warm abode. My foraging is merely in the refrigerator for the eggs and bread. Of course, the coffee is first. First week of second semester is over. The countdown towards the end begins.…

Conversion

Today, January 25, is the observance of the conversion of St. Paul. The imagery that Michelangelo provides is quite provocative to what had to be an intense interaction between Paul and Jesus. For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for…

First Semester Seminary

As I reflect on my first semester in seminary, I am made keenly aware of how much I fall short of the ability to walk on water. Perhaps, that’s not really the point. Perhaps, being perfect is not the goal of seminary. This leaves me begging the question, what is the goal of seminary? I…

Exegesis

It has almost been a month since my arrival upon the mountain in Sewanee, Tennessee. Today was the first official day of classes. Prior to classes actually starting, we had already received reading assignments and emails indicating that we should be prepared for discussions during class. We went through diversity and safeguarding training. Personally, I…

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About

Hi, I’m Tara. Previously a verger for an Episcopal church and graphic designer for a printing company along with freelance clientele. Now I am a full-time seminary student. This blog is about my journey through seminary and possibly beyond.

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