Dusting off the blog, once again

So, life kind of happened. It’s been a long time since I’ve updated my blog here, but I want to update you all with some of my major life changes.

First of all, I’m no longer a United Methodist pastor, provisional, lay or otherwise. Why you ask? Well, that leads to some better news.

I’m going to get a PhD!

I’ve been accepted into the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, for a PhD in Religious Ethics. It’s long been a dream of mine to pursue higher academia and become a professor. The ultimate goal is to be a teacher, a writer, and a pastor (of a sort) to future religious professionals and pastors as they navigate their calling and vocation.

Aim high, right?

Until then, however, I’m in the market for work, and in between filling out applications and going to interviews, as well as unpacking my boxes in my house, I’m going to start going through the backlog of sermons of mine and posting them here. Additionally, I’ll be making new content, my thoughts on current events and the religious/ethical ramifications of it all. Think of it as practice for my future academic career. Furthermore, I plan on posting digests on my academic work here to show you all what I’m studying, thinking, and exploring.

So buckle up, buttercups! I’m going to be a lot more active on here for the foreseeable future.

–Grant, the Nerdcore Theologian

About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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