I've tried several times to post this via Google Video, but it hasn't worked thus far. Therefore, this is the next best option.
Hopefully it'll make you laugh. Silly good fun, I say!
I'm beginning life at Regent College tomorrow. I'm a bit nervous at starting yet another year of school. For those who don't know, this will mark my 8th consecutive year of postsecondary education, and overall, 21 consecutive years of school! What's kept me even willing to do scholastic studies over that many years are, first, the 4 month summers--can't beat that. I'm also a fan of the fairly flexible hours you get as a student--by the time you're a grad student, those hours are extremely flexible indeed. And, oh yeah, I suppose a general curiosity about the subjects I purport to study are important as well.
I begin this Master of Christian Studies degree without a very clear sense of what I'm gunning for. Well, i'll be feeding my mind, which isn't a bad thing, and I'll also be able to better think Christianly about many aspects of life; this is also a good thing. However, I realize that not having a 'goal,' however hazily defined it may be, can also be foolhardy and reflect a lack of planning about one's future. The words "Worship Pastor" get thrown around a lot by myself and my friends, but I haven't seriously sat down, reflected, and spent time with God about this. This, I realize, is important when wanting input about my future! I also feel a calling to live a simpler, less hectic lifestyle, which is not only reassuring for my parents, but will enable me to take school and my responsabilities at church and elsewhere seriously. This simpler mode of living is going to stretch me, I think. But I feel it's the right thing to do--and it'll also help me put into practice several of the many theological things I learned over the past year.
Well, I'm going to put these self-indulgent musings to rest for the time being. I won't promise to be better at keeping in touch via this blog, but I'll try.