Last night was Mentor preaching night at ABSW. The class, led by Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble, invited me to come hear their sermons. Topics ranged from “Rest” to “Emerging Church,” “Discipleship,” and “Community Organizing/building,” to “Honoring Elders,” “Living Life Well,” and “Imagining the City as the Beloved Community”. It was a joy to hear the sermons of eight students that had entered seminary fall of 2012 at which time I had them all in the Introduction to the Old Testament course. They each stood with tremendous poise and presence and orated the depth of their thinking on their topic of choice for their senior projects. I was so very proud and pleased!
LeAnn Snow Flesher, PhD is Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at American Baptist Seminary of the West at The Graduate Theological Union