My name is Susan, and I’ve been a Baptist now for a little over five years. If you want to read about why I became a Baptist, a choice I made that truly would have confused by my parents, you can check out my other blog, Singing Along the Journey.
Why a second blog? Well, this Baptist is about to go on a two year adventure — in August 2012 I begin a two year program of study at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. But wait, you say (because you are all in the know), that is not a Baptist seminary. And about that you are correct. For a lot of reasons that will probably become clear as you read about my adventures (or are already clear if you know me personally), there was little chance I would choose a Baptist seminary: first, many still do not believe in the ordination of women; second, of the subgroup that do think that a woman is capable of preaching the Gospel, very few are progressive and inclusive enough for me to choose to spend two years of my spiritual life with them.
And so, I set out on a journey into a land steeped in history and formed by the theology and culture of the Episcopal Church. I, a lone Baptist, with my Book of Common Prayer in my purse and the Baptist distinctives in my heart. This blog is dedicated to that journey and all I may experience along the way. I hope you find something interesting and maybe just a little inspirational here.
I expect interesting things to happen: changes, growth, and, well, adventure. Please, join me. Come along on this ride of my life time.