Formation Reflections on Praying the Text


The following posts are here by permission of the two students who wrote them. What is your own experience with prayer and Bible study? Reflection 1 As I read Psalm 139, I found it difficult to place myself in the passage. Yet, that was the problem. I read, looking for personal application, unaware of how […]

One Student’s Reflection on Calling


In one of the Formation for Ministry classes this week, the readings and scripture centered on Callings. Members of the class were asked to write a brief paper on the sense of calling at this time and the risks involved in following that calling. With permission from the student, we are sharing one of those […]

Fr. Greg Boyle on a Podcast

Because I have the privilege of working alongside Rev. Billy Vaughan, in addition to serving as Chaplain, I am steeped in our Formation for Ministry program. I took the position of Coordinator for Formation for Ministry in addition to the chaplaincy because I believe so strongly in the program. Soon there will be a website […]

Some thoughts on this week’s lectionary texts

Here is the thing that stands out to me in this week’s readings: We are gonna have to put up with a lot of crap. In the gospel lesson, Jesus shares that weird little parable about the fig tree. The owner is fed up with it and wants it gone, but the gardener says, “Let’s […]


Peterson Quote

Worship in P.F. Johnson Chapel is a time set apart for the seminary community to focus on that for which we were created. We turn our whole attention toward God as we continue to seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety, and justice. The rhythm of worship is a necessary aspect of this Christian […]