Posts Tagged ‘grad school’

Final Part 1


Today is my Church History I final. Which feels curiously more like a midterm in high school than a masters level final. I think that’s because I know we’re all going to come back again next semester. It’s nice to have some continuity, and it’s what the boys have every year, but as a lay […]

I don’t look like I should be a masters student, at least not an MA in theology student. Maybe an MFA, or something such. I look like a professional slacker, or so I’ve been told. My boss has a had time reconciling what I look like and what he knows I am. I think its […]

summer term


I love my class. Patristics is wonderful, and I’m putting all of that work from Trinity and Christology to good use. But I hate summer terms. Thirteen classes, because of Memorial day, and then down to twelve because of a conference. How are we supposed to cover 700 years of patristic theology in twelve classes? […]

I love going to Small Urban Campus Seminary (SUCS), really I do. I love everything about school. Sometimes, I don’t like doing business near it. The closest gas station, with a decent size convenience selection to SUCS, usually is pretty quiet. I get hit up for change, and hit on, and then I go about […]

We were talking about homilies on Monday in class, and how the early fathers usually spoke for up to an hour. Homilies in the US are (apparently supposed to be) between 7 and 15 minutes. Homilies in the Caribbean at least 20, according to the priest in my class, because otherwise the parishoners will run […]

weekend wrap up


Well, the theology club picnic was actually on Saturday, which was fine, most of the people who’d been there were still there when I rumbled in at like 8ish. I say rumbled because my car, a 1996 purple Pontiac, nicknamed “The Beast” sounds like a Harley on steroids right now. I left my Trinity & […]

I’m done!


And my final’s not even due until Sunday! As a professional slacker and procrastinator, I’m astounded. I was certain I’d be at Doc’s this Sunday diligently typing away while everyone else was outside enjoying the theology club picnic. Yes, my alma matter has a theology club, and we have end of the year picnics. But […]