Today I ate breakfast with Jose and Terry in the hotel cafeteria. Terry showed me how to use chopsticks. I had previously avoided using chopsticks because I thought that it was too hard to learn. Well…it is hard. Still, I managed to eat a small plate of rice before exiting to write this blog. During the process of eating the rice my hand began to cramp. I also had to analyze and adjust how I was approaching my task. By the end of the experience I had created my own technique for using chopsticks and was extremely proud of myself for trying something new. Humbly, I admit I still have much more to learn; that’s fine with me.
This experience is directly correlated to my Christian walk…..
I thank God for keeping me, for loving me, and for teaching me. Thank you God for your love through the process of life.
Central create scholar
I am currently in my second year in Brite Divinity School’s Ph.D. program in Pastoral Theology. The program is enriching and challenging, and is allowing me to explore research questions that have deep implications for me both vocationally and personally. Little did I know at the time of my matriculation, Central’s create program was preparing me for this unique experience. The curriculum of create, and the culture of Central, nurtured my deep interests in theological education, and equipped me for meaningful ministerial engagement. Because of create’s focus on praxis and innovative ministry involvement, I found myself uniquely positioned for various levels of engagement with the Church, communities, and the wider global context.