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Course Number 2

Okay so I know that I have not been in contact for a while, but I must admit I never, in my wildest dreams, expected that much or kind of work out of a Hebrew course. On the good side the course is completed and it was fascinating. The instructor has such passion for the Hebrew language, culture, and the bible and so it was difficult not to become infected with at least a bit of that passion. I will have to think about next steps, if there are to be any.

It has been a rather quiet weekend here on campus, but that generally happens on the between course weekends. It seems that all of us need to take some time to de-compress after two weeks of intense learning. What was interesting this summer is that one of the instructors, the gentleman who was teaching United Church Worship this year, was instrumental, in other words he was part of the group of 8, who formulated the Revised Common Lectionary of the church. This is what we at Windsor Park use every Sunday for our readings, as do many churches across many denominations around the world. One of the daughters of one of the other students explained it this way to her father, “Daddy it is like you just got to meet your Taylor Swift”…….I suppose that pretty well sums up how star struck he was being in a class with an instructor of that caliber.

I begin an advanced preaching course tomorrow and to be honest I have no idea what to think about it. I am a bit excited, but again a bit intimidated as we will be preparing a sermon for the class which will be critiqued. Again a huge learning opportunity and the instructor has made it clear in the syllabus that he wants us to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone and try something completely different and that means almost anything, music, power point, art, dance, or whatever you think might get your message across. So, this should be a really interesting course. I will let you know how it goes.



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