Thursday, June 21, 2007

Graduation

Well, I finally finished seminary. It only took me ten years to get an M.Div. (10 years, I know, I know...it's a long story.) One of the things I'm most excited about now that I've finished is all the reading I can do now. I realize that sounds stupid, after all, I read plenty in seminary, but I also collected a pile of books that I was not able to get to between trimesters. You know how it goes... as you study you're exposed to more authors/books that you want to read. And then there are the books/authors who aren't assigned because they might not fit with your seminary's brand of theology. (And I don't want any garbage from my North Park friends...when I started sem the online stuff at NP was in its infancy and maybe even in it's pre-natal state, it's hard to remember, but either way, it really wasn't an option.)

Anyway, one of those books I left on the shelf for awhile and that I'm most of the way through now is Scot McKnight's Embracing Grace. I'll say more about it soon, but what a great book! I'm really looking forward to his atonement book that's coming out, according to Amazon, in November.

But for now, it's off to Pennsylvania for commencement. You know, it's hard to believe I'm graduating and it feels good to have accomplished this. At the same time I feel a somewhat silly, too. I mean, really, while I may have graduated, there's so much more I need to learn and so much more growth that needs to take place. So I'm glad to be graduating, but I'm looking forward to the education ahead. And mostly, well, I just want to be faithful. Yeah, that would be fine by me.

5 Comments:

Blogger Len said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Glad you crossed the finish line.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Thanks, Len!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Brad Boydston said...

Good job. Blessed is he who perseveres. Which doctoral program are you applyng to? :)

7:52 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Thanks, Brad!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Rev. Johnny Agurkis said...

Well done my brother. You are the tortoise, but you've won the race nonetheless.

4:11 PM  

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