I’m happy to be at the Inaugural Beuchner Writer’s Workshop at Princeton Seminary this week. This is the first time I have returned to the seminary since I left in the seminary in January 1999 experiencing a profound crisis of faith precipitated by depression. At the time I was planning on being a baptist pastor, but in God’s wisdom I had to leave a PC (USA) seminary in order to become a PC (USA) pastor.
This week I hope to make time to reflect on how writing forms the basis of my ministry. Perhaps I’m weird, but if I have anything of value to speak to anyone it has probably been written first. I am not aspiring to be a writer so much as a writer aspiring to grow in the integration of this element of my personality and vocation with my ministry as a pastor.