Thursday, July 08, 2010

Still Intense

We had a good talk, during our seminary intensive on Wednesday, about transformational leadership in the Methodist Church context by Dr Simanga Kumalo. It is interesting to see which speakers hold people's attention - Simanga managed that.
Today we are on Wesley Studies and although Prof Neville Richardson is doing his best, it is not a subject that can create much interest. We've all heard the Wesley stuff gazillions of times before. But we are required to do this course before they will even contemplate ordaining us.
Tomorrow is Wesleyan theology, which should be more interesting - if only because one can argue about theology. Either Wesley was born in 1703 or he wasn't - not much to think about there.
Wednesday afternoon was a bit of a crash down for me - the seminary powers-that-be are back on to the idea of first year diploma courses for me. I'm trying to see the sense - ok, I must admit that the courses do look interesting - but there is other stuff that I want to do. But I'm a little bit over that now. One of the readers of this blog suggested last year that subversion was a necessary practice during ministerial training - somehow I will keep inspired.
I am so fully convinced that I am doing what God wants me to do that I can't let things get me down.


Delme Linscott said...

Stay strong Jenny and use this blog to share your thoughts. It may help you to unpack your frustrations and concerns.
Blessings to you,

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Delme - my internet friends are an enormous source of enouragement to me. Thank you!!