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