An Open Letter to the Students of The General Theological Seminary

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An Open Letter to the Students of The General Theological Seminary

“Archie Gates: You’re scared, right?

Conrad Vig: Maybe.

Archie Gates: The way it works is, you do the thing you’re scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it, not before you do it.

Conrad Vig: That’s a dumbass way to work. It should be the other way around.

Archie Gates: I know, but that’s the way it works.”

from the movie Three Kings (1999)

Dear Students of The General Theological Seminary,

Over the past couple of weeks I have seen many letters written to you, and about you. Most of those letters express concern for you and are full of pastoral pablum that seem to suggest that you are fragile flowers being tossed between storms. That you have no power to control your experience at General Seminary.  This letter is a little different. This is…

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