Last Monday, I started my second round of classes at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This week I am in a Leadership Communication class with Dr. Calvin Troup, who teaches at Duquesne University, my alma mater. Dr. Troup is the head of the rhetoric department at Duquesne and we have been studying Augustine and a host of other authors in class, which runs from 8 AM to 4:30 through Saturday. Next week I am in Dr. Dennis Prutow's Old Testament in the New class for another week.
There are eight classes to take for this D Min program and after next week, I will have four completed. Well, I won't quite be finished with these latest classes, for we have assignments that are due no later than January 31, 2009! Then we have two more classes next February and two next June.
As you can imagine, these classes have consumed a lot of time for reading, writing and class lectures. I try to stay focused and take it all one day at a time, although I did have to get up this morning at 4:30 AM to take a call from England. I do what you can when I can, and can't expect any more from myself than that.
I have submitted a rough proposal for my doctoral project, which will focus on a Theology of Creativity and Productivity for the Local Church. In other words, I want to inspire churches to challenge their members to reach out to all of society in purpose and then provide a curriculum and program that a church can use to do just that. I still have to refine the concept, but the school has approved the concept.
So what are you doing with your days lately? Are you happy with what you are doing? What more can you do? Remember, you have all the time in the world -- twenty-four hours every day. What sets you apart from everyone else is what you do with those hours. I hope you use them well.