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LeeLee Hinson-Hasty is coordinator for theological education and seminary relations in the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the PC (U.S.A.). Through his work Lee hopes to capture and share a more expansive view of theological education, of church leadership and of vocational discernment as he sees through the eyes of some exciting Presbyterians in and related to seminaries.

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October 17, 2013

Why Did You Go to Seminary?

“The pathway to seminary is the long, slow nurture of faith in community.”  The soon to be released “Pathways to Seminary” study by Auburn’s Center for the Study of Theological Education in collaboration with the Association of Theological Schools calls this it’s “major finding.”  That long slow nurture of the best students happens most often in stable families, intentional religious nurturing, embedded participation in organizations and cultures, particular patterns of education, ministry role models, healthy peer groups, and often some sort of positive or negative dramatic experience along the way.