I often have reason to think back on my four years at College. Sometimes I do so with fondness and appreciation for the good things I enjoyed there. Here’s my top ten (not in order):
1. Peter Bolt’s approach to interpreting Mark’s Gospel: narrative coherence and biblical theology opened up that book in new ways.
2. Con Campbell’s improved take on Greek grammar, i.e. verbal aspect. We read the NT differently now.
3. The Advanced Pastoral Ministry course – most useful thing I ever did
4. David Peterson’s supervision for my 4th year project (=thesis). That man was on top of his game! And also very kind and helpful.
5. David Hohne making us read Colin Gunton and generally talking as though God is Trinity. That was news!
6. Preaching group with Richard ‘Gibbo’ Gibson – gold! He taught us so much.
7. Andrew Cameron – just the man himself really. But also showing us how there can be more to ethics than proof texting and ‘divine command’ thinking.
8. The library – that place is King Solomon’s Mines.
9. Four or five mates who would talk theology and bible with me outside class. Learnt most there.
10. My prayer buddies (overlapping with 9.) – we still meet up to pray. These beautiful guys help keep me on the straight and narrow
How about you? Can you give us your top 5 or 10 in the comments? You could even tell us about your college if you went elsewhere (I’ve heard there are other schools out there these days…)