Patterson answers questions in 140 characters or less

In chapel, Oct. 16, while promoting that afternoon’s session of “Twitter Den,” a variation of his occasional Lion’s Den Q&A sessions, Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson noted that, on Twitter, he is required to respond to every question in 140 characters or less.

“It is easily the most difficult thing I have ever done in my whole life,” Patterson joked.

This session of Twitter Den, held in conjunction with Southwestern’s Fall Preview Conference, allowed Patterson to answer dozens of questions via Twitter and to a live audience in the seminary’s student center. Using the hashtag #AskDrP, the audience and anyone from around the world could submit a question.

Questions ranged from serious to humorous, covering aspects of theology, ministry and Patterson’s personal history. Patterson maintained a sense of humor throughout, but he provided serious answers when questions required them.

The following is a transcript of the Twitter session: