Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ecclesial Brilliance

Matt Schultz, Youth Minister at Nassau Presbyterian Church and a Princeton Seminary classmate of mine, hit the ball out of the park on national television. His testimony to the non-ultimacy of money was itself worth a million dollars. I'm continually staggered by the quality and character of some of the people I went to Seminary with. Thanks to another of them, Jon Kershner, for the link.

Some of the smartest and best people out there - brace yourselves for this earth-shaking assertion - are not in academia, but in churches. This gives me reason to announce an important initiative, the Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET). Here's some more info, and check out some of their recent opportunities. When an array of the finest living minds are located in the skulls of pastors, it makes sense to take at least some of your academic directives from them.