Seminary and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
In an attempt to keep in touch with students, I’ve taken to reading the Philly Metro. (For those unfamiliar with this publication, it’s a free daily paper in Philadelphia, New York and Boston with a reporting style that is like Sparks notes of USAToday.) The other day the Metro had article by Judy Weightman entitled “Considering an Education Option That’s Best for You.” I found the following quote interesting:
You may not need a traditional college degree. Depending on your career goal, you might do best with a school that will train you for that career. Examples are skills training for specific trades (like carpentry, hair-styling or auto mechanics) schools in the performing or visual arts and seminaries or rabbinical schools. (Emphasis mine)
What I found interesting about this quote is 1) it implies that you do not need a college degree to attend a seminary or rabbinic school, and 2) it equates an ecclesiastical calling with auto mechanics. I’ll leave the latter for others to decide, but I’m certain the first is wrong.