As a new student at Dallas Theological Seminary I had the pleasure of going through new student orientation. You remember orientations right? Where the drill is, “Hey you sit through a days worth of lectures and we will give you a cardboard sandwich for lunch, a sack full of coupons and a Frisbee.” In a lot of ways, orientation at DTS followed that formula verbatim (except my sandwich was more soggy than hard) and it felt more like a borientation than an orientation (sorry I couldn’t help it), but there were aspects to the experience that I was not anticipating.
The first was how eclectic the student body is at DTS. At my table for breakfast I sat next to an older gentlemen in his 50’s who is retired from the Air Force where he traveled all over the world but he has this vigor to know God more deeply. So in his twilight years he is stopping so that he can know God. Another student at my table is from China and he learned English so that he could come to DTS just so he could learn Greek! In fact I was amazed by the amount (more…)