Some of you might be wondering what going to seminary is all about. This might not be the blog post for you.
Seminary is about a lot of things: growing in faith, truth, trust, becoming biblical scholars, executing the craft of exegesis and preaching the word, praying with people, fighting for social justice — and while all good and noble things: everyday seminary is a lot like undergrad at a public institution. and yet …. different.
Just to prove my point — here is an example of a day out of my life. Namely … yesterday.
8:00 Try to remember why in the world I set my alarm for 8. Then remember the last-minute studying I told myself I was going to do.
8:07 Pull self out of bed
8:11 Find Hebrew flashcards. Watch Hebrew alphabet song. Practice writing letters for quiz.
8:30 Wonder why I set my alarm this early. Again.
8:31 Shower and throw on some clothes that are actually hanging up and in their place because yes, for once, I’m trying to be a clean person.
9:00 eat breakfast of champions: frosted shredded wheat. delicious. say hi to roommates.
9:15 Look over flashcards again. Get on computer. Play on facebook. Then twitter. Check e-mail.
9:45 Wonder where that half hour just went. Look over flashcards again.
10:00 Leave for class.
10:01 Go back in apartment because I need my headphones.
10:02 Look for headphones.
10:05 Finally find headphones. Leave for class.
10:15 Meet Shelley and her dogs. Stop and chat. Meet Dirk who is heading to class. Go to class.
10:30 Hebrew class starts. Have quiz. Rock it.
12:00 Go with Dirk and Ally to the library to attempt to figure out what exactly my history professor is asking you to do.
12:40 Realize that you can’t do anything right now because you haven’t actually done the readings for the next class.
12:45 See Ken in the hallway heading towards the library. Realize that he hasn’t even gotten his card yet. Feel good about yourself. Leave for home.
1:05 E-mail history professor. Answer other e-mails.
1:07 – 3:45 waste random time. Talk about reading and studying. Lose memory of what actually happened during this time.
3:45 leave for class with Melva.
4:00 Attempt to apply for tutoring job.
4:10 Realize I can’t because you can’t find the application.
4:20 Play words with friends in the lobby.
4:45 Return upstairs with Melva to find application. She wins.
4:55 Fill out application
5:00 Class starts.
9:00 Class finishes. I now have the song “This Little Light of Mine” in my head. Keep repeating this the entire way home.
9:15 Hang out in Katie and Sara’s room for a few.
9:30 Play show and tell with the “Ask Me Jesus” in my apartment.
9:36 Play on facebook and the rest of the internet.
10:00 Bond with Angelica over Selena music. Dance around the apartment. Learn how to Salsa from roommate. Attempt to learn the Thriller dance from MJ video. Do the Macarena.
12:00 Truck if off to bed.
and there you have it folks. A day in the life. I’m sure this schedule is an eye-opening experience for you all. and I’m sure I will have more to report to you later.
Peace to you all.