"Before the academy, I thought of theology as something in a textbook," says student Ben Jones, eagerness shining from his face as he describes a summer program that invites youth to fall in love with theology. "Now I see it as part of life, something you can put into practice. I feel like I have a deeper relationship with God."
With a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia held the first theological academy this year at Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y.
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