“Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.” Ephesians 6:21
When I was a seminary student at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, I created an imaginary reporter and kept a blog in the third person. Part history, part therapy, Seminary Tychicus chronicled the first two years (2005-2007) of my seminary student alter-ego, Learner.
To be clear, my time at Covenant (a total of five years in both full-time and part-time capacities) was nothing but a blessing – both then and now – to my family and me. And yet, it was hard on so many fronts, the academic being just the tip of the iceberg. I’m grateful to God and all those professors and classmates who may (or may not) have made it into Tychicus’ observations.
I bound and published four copies of these posts – one for each of my daughters, who were all very young at the time – in hopes that maybe Tychicus could explain what they only vaguely remember their father going through in those days.
I’ve since imported these entries as part of Second Drafts, so if you’d like to read them yourself, click here for theological schizophrenia at its finest.