I’ve been accepted by both United Theological Seminary and the University of St. Andrews. Call it what you will, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I’ve decided that United Theological Seminary will be the place to start my degree journey. There were other schools available, but United sort of fell into my lap in a very unexpected and timely manner. This does not mean that I will still not look forward to USA, but starting September 7th, I will be a Seminarian at UTS for the next three years. Also, I have applied for a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies at the University of South Africa, with my thesis on Revelation. (Hopefully, it will be approved). Wouldn’t mind a Masters in Theology from UTS as well. We’ll see.
My ultimate goal from UTS and the other educational institutions? Most likely to be qualified to teach at a school in three years; however, I will be taking the ordination route for UTS for a UMC elder. Three years is a long time….
And yes, United Theological Seminary is in…. Ohio. So, I guess all my chiding of Adam S. is going to come back to haunt me. As a matter of fact, I will have to spend a week in Ohio…twice a year… for their Gathering Weeks. Also, as part of the experience at UTS, I will have to experience a cross-cultural mission trip sometime during the next three years. It should be about 10 days long, with cultural immersion, as I understand it. I am truly looking forward to that. Oh, and I will be taking at least Greek, finding Hebrew to be as impious as German.
By the way, they have a podcast site, if you are interested. Oh, and yes, they are accredited if you are into that sort of thing, although those who hold to Libertarian views should really be against Government intrusion into education. (zing!!!!) Also, I haven’t had to confess anything to be in.
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