A Story About A Student


This article from the Iliff School of Theology features one of my favorite students, and it tells a little bit about his journey. I was surprised to see about halfway down a mention of one of my classes:

It was in writing his final paper for the Ancient and Emerging Practices in Christian Tradition course that he came to a realization. Dr. Eric Smith taught the course that Kirt recognizes as a formative piece of his seminary experience; it both went back to ancient tradition and looked forward to what is emerging in the church. Kirt says the research “lead me to find that access to some systems, benefits, board certifications, and such, were dependent on traditional institutionalization.

Read the whole story for more of the context! It's a pretty inspiring road that Kirt has been on. 

Eric Smith