He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
First of all, I want to thank everybody who has encouraged me during my academic journey. Oftentimes, your words were the difference between me settling for an undergrad and pursuing my education clear through to a doctoral level. I do thank God everyday for your presence in my life.
What this article is about is “encouraging” that isn’t really encouraging, as well as trying to explain part of the reality of graduate and post-graduate studies. My reasoning for this is that just like comments have the power to push people forward, they also can stop people dead in their tracks. While I’d like to say other people don’t have an impact on me based on what they say, they do and I think it is important to raise a bit of awareness. Continue reading
“Do not altogether abstain from wine and flesh, for these things are not to be viewed with abhorrence, since [the Scripture] saith, “Ye shall eat the good things of the earth.” … But all are to be used with moderation, as being the gifts of God.”
In my undergraduate studies, I attended Emmanuel Bible College (EBC). I received there a Bachelor of Religious Education in Arts & Biblical Studies. Currently, I attend Acadia Divinity College (ADC) through Acadia University for my Master of Arts degree in theology. These two institutions have faith in Christ in common, and that’s about it in many regards. Their approach to Christian studies, and their understanding of students is fairly different. I thought now was a good time to share those differences, as it is that time of year for people to start thinking about where they want to go for post-secondary education.
This blog article will compare the two, as well as the over all differences within Christian education. Furthermore, it will offer some critique on the differences within higher Christian education. I don’t mind and I will take a stand on what I think was done well, what I think could’ve been done better and where change is needed. Continue reading
HK-51 spoke, “Statement: Master, are you growing ill? You’ve looked at your reflection 5 times in a matter of minutes!”
I turned around with a small blush. “Can you blame me, HK,” I replied, “It’s not everyday I have a date.”
HK-51 replied, “Affirmation: Indeed. In fact, it’s been about a year since the last time remotely attempted a romantic evening with someone.”
I face palmed at that. While it is true, this is going to be my first date in many months, my own assassin droid DOESN’T have to rub it in. “Thanks for the recap, HK,” I said as I headed off the ship, “You take care of the Phantom while I’m gone.” Continue reading