Things have been crazy lately. I wrapped up the Spring semester, and my first year of coursework last Monday. (Which was in and of itself a whirlwind.) Then I began studying for my doctoral field exam in the history of Christian doctrine – the 7 hour written exam is May 22nd. On top of that this past weekend I went to Stillwater, OK to attend my brother-in-law’s graduation from Oklahoma State University.

I am looking forward to getting back to more regular posting after the field exam. I did, however, want to pull myself away from the books long enough to say that I’m still here!

Here are two excellent posts I have recently come across:

Shane Raynor on McDonald’s ad campaign vs. the United Methodist Church’s.

Bishop William Willimon on the disorienting experience young pastors often have when they leave seminary and receive their first full-time appointment.