Over the past month I’ve been researching and writing a paper for one of my D.Min classes. I’m happy to report I sent it in today! Wow. Finally. I’ve discovered that I like the research much more than that writing. I guess I also need to find someone to read through my papers and help me with my writing style. Any editors out there????
I really enjoyed my last class….and now it is time to do the paper. I’m not sure why, but I always question myself as I write it. I’m never sure what the professor wants. Then I catch myself and decide, it doesn’t matter what the professor wants, the important thing is what I’ve learned and how I’ve been changed through the process and how I can use this in ministry. Then I start wondering what the professor wants.
I missed this as it was happening…Ironic, but I was probably working on my paper for my doctoral studies at Asbury Seminary while the renewal (revival?) was going on at Asbury College). Anyway, the link is at the top and you can also read more here
It is interesting that because of the revival at Asbury in 1970 people don’t want to make too little of this…but it seems like they are also cautious. The revival at Asbury in the early 70s was so pure, so good, and so far reaching, that I can understand the caution.
It looks like things are back to ‘normal’ now…if things can ever be normal after God does a work like this…..
I usually like to have things pretty much mapped out before I start a journey. However, this has not happened with my doctoral program. So, I’m basically stepping out on faith. I’m finding that doctoral programs are not cheap. So, I’m trying to find various ways to fund this adventure I’m on.
So far, I have some money via my professional expenses and the possiblity of a conference funded grant. Beyond that, I’m not sure. I know God is faithful and where He calls, He provides.
I’ve setup a paypal account for any “online” friends who may want to support me in this. I’ve also setup yet another blog (http://innerjourney.wordpress.com/) to chronical this journey and whatever else I might come up with. To donate, click the “donate” button on the right. Thanks!
It’s been a while since I posted last. Thought I shoudl at least get on and post that I have been accepted to the Doctoral program at Asbury Theological Seminary. I’ve been accepted to start the January 2006 session.
This means a couple of things for me. One, it means that I must get back to reading, thinking, writing, etc. It also means that I will have to figure out how to pay for all of this.
I’m not sure which will be harder. Right now my attitude is to just do this and see how far I get. I’ve discovered time and time again that God seems to surprise me and do things that I don’t always expect Him to do.
Hopefully I can get on and write more later. I also may setup some type of paypal account or something if anyone wants to help me fund this thing!