A comic video posted by my seminary on January 27, 2012 prompted a Facebook post about the challenge and value of a theological education at Concordia Theological Seminary. Here’s the post, with a link to the video following:
This is one of the reasons why, if you want to be a pastor in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, you should do whatever it takes to attend Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The program is not easy, and it’s not cheap, but in-residence you get to learn about the history and theology of the early church, for example, from a world-class theologian like the man here, Dr. William Weinrich. The truly marvelous thing about the faculty is that they’re men who love to be with students. You’ll find them in the cafeteria eating with students and having a beer with the guys on Fridays or at social events they sponsor in their homes. You talk about deep theological things and, as in this video, silly things like the price of corn. You get to zing one another with college football preferences, etc., and in the process of all this learning and conversation you learn that theology is not an abstraction for a privileged class but the domain of real people who live on the earth and enjoy the creation but always remember that their citizenship is in heaven and that the repentant life to which Christ calls us can and should give us joy in the midst of trial.