Well, Lord-willing, this year I will be finishing off the MA I began a million years ago.
I actually had to meet with a few professors this summer to demonstrate competency and currency in several disciplines from classes that I took a long time ago.
I have completed 50 of the 64 semester hours for my MABTS (Biblical and Theological Studies). So it’s 10 hours this fall, 4 in the spring, and it’s done!
On the docket for the fall are:
THS502 — Theology II (4 hrs)
THS560 — 20th Century Theology (3 hrs)
NTS560 — Thessalonian Epistles (2 hrs)
RES500 — Graduate Research & Writing (1 hr)
Spring will be:
THS508 — Integrating Theology and Ministry (2 hrs)
RES502 — Thesis (2 hrs)
Though the 2-hours of credit I will receive for my thesis are to be earned in the spring, I have to do a significant amount of work on the thesis this fall. I will be meeting with my reader-prof this week to find out the calendar due dates of various pieces and phases of drafts through the year. I will also be finding out–hopefully–the limits and specific direction he wants me to take. The thesis topic itself is related to a theology of heroism. There will be more revealing of all of that on “Geberology,” my other blog, in the future.
I am headed into a pretty breathless next few months.
But I am grateful–to the Lord, to my wife, to my kids, to my church, to all the friends who have encouraged me to carry on serving the Lord and his people as a… what am I… a thinker? Is that a spiritual gift? 😉
May the grace, peace and love of the Messiah be yours in abundance!