Troy has briefly returned from his "blogging break," and showed up here long enough to leave a great comment and ask a pressing question. You should check it out, along with my response. It is the sort of dialogue I was hoping for when I wrote that piece. Alas, I posted it while all the seminary students I know were working on papers!
I'm a former minister, a stay-at-home Dad, a freelance writer, an armchair theologian, an amateur philosopher, a no-talent hack, and a PhD in Theology student (who wears sandals in all kinds of weather).