I'm currently in the last leg of three courses that I've been working on over the summer. With all the packing, moving, and unpacking it's been sheer and utter chaos, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. This week I have to finish up one last paper, read 150 pages, and write a few short 100 word reflections. In the meantime I thought I'd take a little break to dust off the blog and let you in on what I've been learning these last 7 months.
- Books multiply. I have likely thumbed my way through more books since February than I did in all my college years combined.
- Informing people you are working on an MDiv leads either to interesting conversations or blank stares. There is no middle ground.
- America will sell me textbooks for WAY cheaper than I can buy them here in Canada. Unfortunately I am now a 5 hour drive from the border instead of a 5 minute drive.
- I am not an academic, but this is good process for me. I'm learning lots and it's pushing me into areas I would have otherwise not ventured into.
- I really should have focused more in college. I found my old GPA when trying to apply for a scholarship. Apparently age will make you a more diligent student.
- I actually know so little. I've occasionally been guilty of "knowing it all", so this learning process has been a good reminder to keep a proper perspective.
- I miss the world of full time ministry. I miss the ins and outs of weekly ministry life. I miss the people. I just miss church life.
- I could not do this without my wife.