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A Lifetime of Biblical Greek: An Interview with SFTS Professor Emeritus Polly Coote

As I’ve been making my way through my academic program, one constant endeavor has been biblical Greek. This semester I enjoyed the instruction of Dr. Polly Coote, a veteran Greek teacher from San Francisco Theological Seminary. In the time that I have studied with her, I have experienced her as warm and engaging, having a wealth of practical insight… Read more »

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At the Pacific School of Religion: A GTU Story

     In the Beginning When I got to the GTU in 2012, I was already wrapping up a lifelong relationship with a small and conservative evangelical church.   The breakup had been long in coming. As I began to transition out of Religious Studies at Cal and into graduate school, it became obvious to me… Read more »

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3 Things I Learned Teaching for the First Time

At the start of the semester I received a last-minute inquiry regarding my interest in interviewing for a part-time, short-term position at the Pacific School of Religion, one of the member schools at the Graduate Theological Union. The course attracted more enrollees than expected, creating an opening for a teaching assistant.  Like a good doctoral student I… Read more »

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So its Called “My Seminary Blog” But…

I call this My Seminary Blog, but there is one thing I should make clear: I’m not a seminarian. More precisely, I’m a doctoral student, studying Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union, which is (among other things) a consortium of seminaries and centers for religious study.     So technically I’m not a seminarian,… Read more »