How would you like to spend eight hours a day studying and talking about a single chapter of the Book of Mormon?
Because that’s what I’m doing for two weeks in the Mormon Theology Seminar, which began last Monday at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. (You may have noticed that last Monday was also the last day I posted anything on this blog . . . .)
That’s how intense this experience is. Every day, all eight scholars research and write a five-page paper about a few verses of Jacob 7, this summer’s chosen text. Then we gather for four or five hours to read our papers aloud and talk about them.
It has been absolutely exhilarating so far, and not just because New York in June is every bit as likeable as the old song says.