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Thursday, April 18, 2013

I Need to Know What?

Recently my disaster of a new roof project was being inspected by the City Engineer. There are a lot of problems with the new roof, but they can be fixed. While he was in the building, he discovered an emergency light that didn't work. The battery had gone dead. One more thing added to my never ending list of things that need to be fixed in this wonderful beat-up old building.
  • Plumbing issues / Electrical issues / Carpentry issues / Dry Wall issues / etc…

None of these subjects were covered in my Seminary. Instead, we studied the following;
  • Theology / Education / Counseling / Church History / Baptist Doctrine and practices / etc…

What were my teachers thinking? We shouldn't have wasted our time on learning about God! We Seminarians should have learned the ins and outs of contracting, because we become site managers of never ending construction projects whether we like it or not.

Therefore, I now propose a course instructing future Seminarians on those important issues that we Pastors with more experience have learned through painful life lessons.
  • The Law / Insurance Regulation / Engineering / Accounting / Sociology / Biology / Chemistry / Physics / etc…

I’m not sure I can cover all of these subjects in the detail they require in one semester. Here’s an idea; how about a course that never ends?

It goes along with the church construction project that never ends.

God bless you,
Pastor Bill

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