Actually, we don’t walk into a bar. We talk via zoom.
Ben and I just met recently as we are now cousins by marriage. We are both seminarians, but our interests, goals and focuses are very different. Ben’s focus is historical and academic, whereas mine is mystical and experiential. Ben is in a Methodist seminary, whereas I’m in a liberal Catholic one. Ben’s work in the seminary will support his research and his writing. I’m in seminary because I’ve been called to pastoral work — my dream is to run a community chapel.
We’re planning to do these things at least once a month. Ben’s a smart guy and fun to talk to!