2010 has been at best a year of survival. Not in a sense that the journey has been life threatening, but this have been hard as the years come by. This year in particular has been trying but it has not been all that bad. I mean everybody has their hard stuff to go through and we all have them. For me its been the struggle to live with the financial means that I have, and with the habit that I often struggle with; buying books.
Seminary life has been trying especially in the first semester but right up to the second things have been going on pretty smoothly. Assignments have been burdensome but they have been enjoyable as well. Seminary life is hard and believe me it’s not all bliss but that’s what makes it great. I have my sleepless nights working on writing and reading assignments. I’ve enjoyed going through 1 Peter (See the post I did on 1 Peter’s reflection on Christ’s death: Part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and reading through Newbigin‘s the “Gospel in a Pluralist Society” (See my post on this here). Theology 1 towards the end of the semester has been the highlight I have to say although I did it as an elective. That lecture I might add has been superb, and if Clive Chin does come up with his systematic theology book, I’d add that to my library as well.
But I guess some of the highlights to the year is starting out on a new relationship. With all the stress of student life and living life having someone beside you is a great support. To that special someone I’d like to say thank you for being a part of my life. I love you. My aunt has been a great help to my family and also myself. If there is an award for the best aunt out there she would win it hands down. Thanks for the support!
I’ve been blessed with superb gifts also as well. My girlfriend bought me “The Global Dictionary of Theology” which is a massive achademic book! My aunt bought me “The Resurrection of Jesus” by Michael R. Licona which is a massive book on the ressurection to go with the one written by N. T. Wright. And a good friend got me Alter Bridge’s new album “AB III” which is my favorite band. These gifts have been awesome.
Well, here’s to 2010. It’s been an awesome hard trip.