The Biggest Takeaway From My Seminary Experience

Bring questions and search for answers

Adam K
Write A Catalyst

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My biggest takeaway from the seminary experience is the importance of questioning and searching for answers.

In other words, deconstructing and reconstructing.

I grew up in a cultural context and religious tradition that didn’t give much room for questions. As a Korean American, who grew up in the Korean immigrant church context, questioning the leaders and teachers is not a cultural value in our context.

Having lived in Asia for the past 10 years, going to university in Asia, and also being in teaching settings, I saw firsthand that questioning authority is not a regular practice.

Teachers don’t welcome questioning in class and students don’t question what is taught from the front.

They don’t question it publicly at least.

I grew up in a Christian tradition that didn’t do well with questions also. The Christian faith was about knowing the answers and defending the answers against the world. It was black and white and there was no grey.

Even if you have questions, you are afraid to ask because you may be labeled…

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Adam K
Write A Catalyst

Follower of Jesus. Husband. Father of two. Missionary. Foodie. Mdiv. Searching for a space to share, learn and grow.