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Mar  2011 09
120 Days to a New Habit

Community is one of the enduring values of PTS, whether in Enid when the seminary was part of the university or through the nearly 20 years of “living in tents.” The tradition of providing a community space for life-changing (and at times, I would claim, life-saving) theological education has continued at 901 N. Mingo Road. 

What has the addition of online courses meant for community at PTS? A PTS education is not simply a cognitive knowledge transfer, pouring from full pitchers (faculty) into empty pitchers (students). Surely, an essential component of the life-giving education we offered in relationship. Faculty and students. Students and students. Students and staff and alums and donors.  

What community means at PTS today is different from what it meant in 1950 or even 2003. And we are paying close attention to relationships in order to continue to offer our brand of life-giving theological education.

We’re experimenting. For the next 120 days, every member of the employed community is writing either a blog or a PTS Facebook post. Five days a week, we’ll post in one of the two places. All kinds of stuff—PTS promotions, yes, but also expect hobby revelations, photographs, links to articles someone thinks is important. The kinds of things people in a community share.

 

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