As I prepare to graduate tomorrow with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling (MDiv. PC), here’s a few thoughts.
I used my Lifeway graduation coupon (25% off) to buy The Works of John Owen, vol. 1. A couple months ago I picked up his most famous work, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ and have somewhat gotten started reading it. I’d like to have a full set of somebody’s work eventually, so I figured I could start here since The Works of Jonathan Edwards is like $95 a volume new.
I suppose I should get a start somewhere, so I guess you can do worse than Owen. 😉
As I said a couple of weeks ago in this post, I got promoted to part-time supervisor at UPS. I work in the training department. This week was my first week, and there are a lot of adjustments I’m having to make. For example, I have found myself real tired during the night, because instead of moving around and slinging boxes, I’m just sitting in a class for the new hires while I job shadow the training staff for the next two weeks. After that I’ll be able to do some actual training myself, I hope. I’m learning a lot, so we’ll see what the Lord has in store for me in this new portion of His will!
It has been a hectic month. Tricia and I are fine, but everyone else (especially my future mother-in-law) are going nuts over the details for some reason. Now I can identify with those who say they can’t wait until it’s over, because I’m ready to ignite my lightsaber and dare anyone to try pressuring me about the preparations!
Also, I’m in the process of trying to get everything moved to what will be “our” home. We have rented an apartment in town, and Tricia is already living there. Once graduation is over, the work of getting all this junk out of Fuller Hall and across town to the new place will begin. I will be throwing out a lot of old clothes and junk, and I think I may take a lot of my books that I don’t need and sell them for store credit at Refiner’s Fire books in St. Matthews Station. Go by there–it’s a cool place.
I plan to finish the Doctrines of Grace (see sidebar) before the wedding. I will start this Monday with Irresistible Grace. So keep your shirt on, folks. I think I’ve ably demonstrated what the 5 points of Calvinism are really about instead of the stupidity that’s out there today.
In between that, I will get started on The 5 Marks of a True Christian. And no, I haven’t forgotten my promise to Josh Hearne to translate John chapter 1. I have now decided to do that after the wedding when things have considerably calmed down.
Well, I am late for a meeting (my last of the semester), so I must mosey. Go forth and blog!