Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
My tendency is to be a bit of a home-body, but I didn't want that to be the reason why I would pick BTSR. I wanted to ensure that wherever I went I would be equipped with the necessary tools for ministry in a setting which fostered diversity, encouragement, and community.
Today I had a great meeting with Dr. Rodgersons-Pleasants, Professor of Church History at BTSR. Time flew by as we discussed numerous items. In a sense we interviewed each other - me seeking to learn more about the school, her learning about me and affirming how church history should and could fit into my education and calling.
I have been incredibly blessed, yet I feel like I totally do not deserve any of it. I struggle daily with my walk with Christ. I'm my own worst critic - I know intimately of my shortcomings and failings, yet realize that God knows me way more than I know myself. How can God even consider using me?
One of the many lessons I've learned in the past few years is how to accept grace. God has proven that He can and will use anyone He wants to achieve His will, even me. I just pray that I can be the best steward of the gifts and talents entrusted to me and look forward to a 'holy pat on the head'.
So, please excuse me if posting frequency decreases a bit as I work to get my application complete. This blog was started and solely exists as a gift to my wife so her ears don't explode from my rantings and ravings. Truthfully I could care less how many people read my amateur attempts to sort my brain and heart out. Whether three or three thousand people read this thing, MC exists for me.
Would I mind more readers? Yes and no. At times I would like the chance to appeal to larger audiences, but most times my opinions are not fully worked out and I don't want to be pinned down on an issue on which I'm still chewing.
I'm a bit interested to see what direction MC will turn once I start classes September 7th.