A Common Heritage

Dr. Schenck is Dean of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and Professor of New Testament and Christian Ministry—impressive offices, to be sure, though his demeanor and candor would not give him away. He is warm, thoughtful, and unassuming, and we here at Nashotah House were thankful to have him as our guest last week for a faculty review.

While he was here, Dr. Schenck was able to experience the Benedictine practices of spiritual formation as well as drop in on a few classes, and he was kind enough recently to share his thoughts on his blog. It’s a fascinating website called “Quadrilateral Thoughts,” exploring everything from Scripture, tradition, and experience to reason itself. You can read his perceptive and generous impression of Nashotah House on his blog here. He lists four central reasons why Nashotah House is “an incredible place to study for a large number of future ministers.”

It’s a wonderful sampling of Dr. Schenck’s “Biblioblog,” usually “dedicated to Scripture and its epistemological compatriots.” We would like to thank Dr. Schenck for his visit and for such an honest and encouraging post!


About tblanski

Tyler Blanski (tylerblanski.com) is a housepainter, author and musician who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is 29 years old, and dedicated to discovering Christ’s activity in our lives—whether it’s our relationships, our imaginations, or our jobs. He wants to help build God’s Kingdom, brick by brick. He is the author of "Mud & Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred" (Upper Room Books, 2010). Zondervan just published his new book "When Donkeys Talk," a holy pilgrimage into an Anglican understanding of the sacraments. He blogs at: www.holyrenaissance.com