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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Well, I’ve done it. After five years, I finally graduated from seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. I feel greatly relieved to have reached this milestone. If you’ve been following me lately, you know I have kind of dropped off the face of the planet for the past month… there are lots of reasons […]

Christian unity quiz

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Pop quiz! When was the following quote written? (a) 1928; (b) 1948; (c) 1968; (d) 1988; (e) 2008 A feeling of brotherhood is fast growing among Christians, and this will become more pronounced. Creeds as a test of fellowship are being repudiated and will doubtless be less in favor as time passes. Christians will recognize […]

beginnings…and endings

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I apologize to my faithful readers who are probably disappointed that I haven’t written anything in two months (and anything of substance in longer than that). My life as it exists right now does not lend itself well to this type of ultra-public reflection, for a number of reasons. For starters, I am in CPE, […]

some good news

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I got some good news on Tuesday: I am signed up to finish my seminary degree this spring with a total of 93 credit hours! Now, that might not seem like good news to you, but it sure did to me. That’s because I’m only required to have 90 credit hours in order to graduate. […]

CPE

Monday, October 20th, 2008

…is exhausting. This is going to be a busy semester – gone are my hopes of painting the house (perhaps the garage will get done before winter?) and of making significant progress on my ordination papers. I’m taking one seminary class along with CPE right now, and in the spring I will have three classes. […]

advisor #3

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Well, my final fall semester at the seminary has begun, and it feels like I’m not really doing anything. And that is an accurate statement, because I’m actually not doing anything… yet. I begin CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education, like a pastoral practicum in a hospital setting) next Wednesday, and I have one distance class but […]

summertime

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

It’s that time again, when nothing happens in my life. 🙂 The Sunday school presentation went really well, I think, even though half of the audience was related to me. I guess that wasn’t so bad, anyway… I wasn’t expecting big things from that presentation, but apparently the paper is getting some pretty broad circulation. […]

CHOG Sunday School research

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Well, it’s been an interesting spring/summer for me already. From hanging out with my sister-in-law for a month to getting a new car – a 2008 Honda Fit, something to write home about! – I’ve had a lot on my plate. In addition, I’ve been wrapping up my research on the history of the Sunday […]

women priests

Friday, May 30th, 2008

This week, the Pope issued a decree stating that women priests are subject to automatic excommunication. If you’re at all interested in the topic of women in ministry, then this should create some sort of reaction in you. If you’re for women in ministry (as is, in general, the Church of God – after all, […]

another year…

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

…in seminary… has drawn to a close. (Actually, I should say “is drawing” – even now I’m taking a break from writing one of the final two papers of the semester.) We had our final SOT chapel service of the year this past Tuesday. The last chapel is always the “hooding ceremony” in which the […]

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