Renaissance thinkers said that the eyes were a reflection of the soul. There is something about what you see when you look deeply into the eyes of another. When I look into the eyes of a child, especially my own child, I see a world that is both small and large at the same time. I see a curiosity and a hope that goes beyond the present moment to a promised and promising future.... a future I believe God is unfolding before us. In inquisitive eyes I see a view that goes beyond that individual and includes a whole community... even an entire world. It's a more expansive view than our eyes can see even when we look to the horizon from a pinnacle place.
Catching a glimpse of this longer view; this larger perspective; this more expansive view is what I hope to capture in this place. A view of theological education, of church leadership, and vocational discernment that takes into account the people and places, the minds and the hearts of some exciting Presbyterians in and related to seminaries in a variety of ways. As we see the world and the church through their eyes, I am hopeful that our own vision will expand and we might be invited to see the world in a way that is pleasing to God.