I was young, 20, when I graduated from Southwestern University in ’53. Immediately on to Perkins—just barely, I was told, as my grades in college had started out poorly but got better each year. But, I hadn’t really begun reading seriously. That happened quickly at Perkins, with professors Joseph Matthews (ethics), Edward Hobbs (NT), Albert Outler (doctrine), Robert Elliott (psychology), Fred Gealy (NT), Decherd Turner (library), and many others. It was my intellectual awakening, not only to theology (Bultmann), but also to philosophy (existentialism), the arts (literary, painting, and music), psychology, and much else. Although I may have strayed from the faith, I shall always be grateful to Perkins for my real education.