So many kinds of moments deserve this word!
When conducting interviews with 50 seminarians-on-the-way-to-ministry and 25 seasoned pastors and priests, we asked them all to tell us about and “aha moment” of learning in ministry. The Learning Pastoral Imagination data is thus filled with wonderful, surprising, and profound moments of learning in practice.
Rarely did we hear stories of classroom learning. What we heard were stories about Clinical Pastoral Education, internships and field education, camp experiences, and other moments when people were deeply immersed in the practice of ministry itself.