'Tis the Season

Observances and commemorations of Princeton Seminary’s bicentennial are coming fast and furious. The first Presbyterian seminary in the New World, founded in 1812 by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., has prompted two conferences (for starters). The first was Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s conference last week which turned out to be a lovely affair and revealed the South in full Spring bloom. The second starts tonight at Princeton Seminary itself.

All of this reflection on Princeton’s history has prompted me to speculate on a method for spotting the true followers of Old Princeton. Here it is: if you use a computer or internet password inspired by Old Princeton, you have caught the Princeton bug.

Not that I’m asking anyone to reveal their passwords, but I am curious how many Old Lifers used passwords derived from the seminary or its faculty. I’ll go first. I do.

13 thoughts on “'Tis the Season

  1. I guess you’re safe, since neither Bulgarian hackers nor mainline evangelicals would have “Old Princeton” categories in their password-cracking lexicons.


  2. I don’t, but only because I still have passwords from 10 years ago.

    DG – Any chance the audio of these will be available?


  3. Dr. Hart – guilty here, I have at least three Princeton inspired passwords I use too.

    Jeremy – Yes, GPTS is making the conference mp3s available, call the bookstore @ 864-322-2717 ext. 306 , I pre-ordered the mp3s when I heard about the conference a couple of months ago.


  4. Princeton home page says, “Audio and video of the Bicentennial Opening Worship Service and the History Conference lectures will be available on the PTS web site next week. Stay tuned!”



  5. Guilty of this!

    The passwords given to my students to access their online paper-submission website were all Old Princeton names.


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