An important announcement: I am officially a theological college student! I have enrolled in one night class at Moore College, which will hopefully one day lead to a “Diploma of Bible and Missions”, provided that I can manage to strike a nice balance between working and studying.
Our first class was last night. The subject I am taking is Old Testament 1A and I am simultaneously stoked and terrified. The content we went through last night was very exciting. I am really looking forward to studying the Old Testament, particularly the Pentateuch, in some kind of academicly rigorous way. The scary part is that an academic study of the OT involves lots of historical analysis and criticism, which is very much not my forte. I skimmed through the essay questions and had a small freak out remembering how poor a history student I was in high school – thankfully I’m married to an historian! And thankfully there are a handful of questions that are intelligible to me.
Being a part time student at Moore also now brings a whole lot of other baggage into day to day living. I currently have a million questions flying through my head, like:
“when am I going to make time to study?” or
“can I trust myself to behave in a godly way in class when I am exhausted after a day of work?” or
“how do I helpfully deal with all the stuff that I dislike about Moore College?” or
“how do I meaningfully connect with classmates that I see for two hours each week – who also happen to be brothers and sisters in Christ?” or
“at what time can I fit in dinner on Tuesday nights?”.
It’s pretty much intense. It’s weird to be a student again. I’m hoping it will all shake out and become a little clearer as the weeks roll on.