There's more to seminary than what's learned in the classroom. In the midst of a new year, Lisa Robinson (Th.M. student) reflects on her time in seminary and how DTS revolutionized her life in unexpected ways.
When you think about what a revolution means, it is to upset a controlling regime in order to implement a new one. Revolutions are not pleasant. They upset the order of things and often bring chaos in preparation for the new paradigm. The idea of revolution is that God transforms the lives of his children, most often through unpleasant circumstances. . . .But this is not something that is typically associated with seminary. It sure wasn’t for me. In fact, it was the wee hours of News Years Day 2008 that I received the electronic copy of my acceptance to DTS. And on that New Years Day, as I beamed with excitement at the prospects of the pending new chapter in my life, a revolution was the farthest thing from my mind. I thought about, what I believe most people think about when entering seminary, the advancement in my biblical and theological studies, the opportunities to hone and sharpen thinking, the acquisition of tools for effective ministry. Yes, this would be a time of great learning in preparation for ministry in order to impact many lives for the sake of Christ. Little did I know that the life most impacted would be my own.