As some of you may already know I am pursuing a masters degree through Reformed Theological Seminary on a part time basis through distance education. (This will probably take me a few years, but is a lot of fun for me as a Learner and an Achiever!)
My first class in the M.A program is History of Christianity I which follows the History of the Christian movement from its inception through the Middle Ages. (I suppose the “Middle” Ages is a good place for a break between church History of Christianity I and History of Christianity II.)
As I learn, I am working hard to integrate all that I am learning into my life and ministry work, and to avoid becoming the all around negative stereotype that so many seem to have of seminaries and seminarians. (…Even that word “seminarian”, sounds dusty, dry and irrelevent!) Hopefully I will be able to reshape that perception within my sphere of relationships.
All negative stereotypes aside, I am genuinely excited about learning more about God’s word and about the history of the Church through this program of study. As a part of my effort to integrate this study with my life, I intend to share some of the most interesting and helpful things that I learn through my study of history here on my blog.
If all goes according to plan, I will be posting on this approximately once per week, so come back soon!
Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it!
[**Special thanks to Clayton who told me about Picnik which allowed me to easily create my new papyrus graphic.]