Not much profound to say… I have two papers due this week in addition to all the normal reading. I think I have a handle on it though. It will be interesting to see what kind of grades I get back as these will be the first graded papers I’ve written in at least 17 years… I may or may not report how it works out 🙂

I think my life directions are going to become more clear as the semester goes on. I’m loving the theological aspects of classes. I’m not feeling particularly drawn to parish ministry, though. Although I like worship and spiritual formation type issues, there are other important aspects to ministry (such as pastoral care) that I don’t feel particularly called to or gifted in. What that means long term, I’m not sure.

I’m probably repeating myself, but it is an ongoing question in my mind… I’m not sure anyone is reading this anyway 🙂

I’m not even sure what the purpose of this blog is at the moment 🙂 Seems like I should be able to put something interesting down here but I haven’t had much to think about this week except school work. Anyone want to hear about Sabellianism and Arianism? Didn’t think so. That was one of my paper topics. The other is thoughts on parallels between the Hebrew Bible and other ancient texts. An example of a parallel might be commonalities between biblical stories about Moses’ birth and stories about the birth of some ancient king. What might that mean to Christianity and Biblical interpretation, etc. Interesting stuff, to me, anyway.