Thursday, July 20, 2006

All good things must come to an end!

In just one short week, Robyn, William and I will be leaving the great state of South Carolina, and the Holy City of Charleston to head back to Sewanee. Before doing so, we will make a pass through Thomasville, Georgia, where we will be meeting with many of the parishioners of All Saints' Parish. Robyn and I had a great meeting with The Rev. Rick Buechner at the end of June, and he would like us to come visit Thomasville before heading back to Sewanee. So next Thursday, we will have both cars loaded up, and head south to Georgia. After spending 4 days in Thomasville, it's off to the Holy Mountain for one more year of seminary. I know that God has great things in store for us.

The experience at St. Philip's has been wonderful. We have benefited from a great staff and clergy. I have seen a great deal that will help me in my future ministry, and I wish that words could adequately express my gratitude for this opportunity. I can't thank David+ enough for thinking of me last fall when he put the bug in my ear to come to Charleston for the summer.

I was excited to have the opportunity to preach once while I was here. I also had the opportunity to facilitate an adult education offering utilizing Nicky Gumbel's book A Life Worth Living. This book is a follow-up to the Alpha program, and I highly recommend it as a Christian Ed. program in other parishes.

I pray that my last year at seminary is rich and rewarding. I know that as I take bold stands for the orthodox faith, that God will be standing beside me, giving me the words to say. It is going to be a year of challenges and opportunities, but I know that the rewards will be unimaginable.

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