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
“The vocation of the “pastor-theologian” is one that appeals deeply to my personal sense of calling. I have never felt particularly gifted as a “shepherd pastor,” or a “CEO pastor,” but have always had an abiding spiritual curiosity that has led me to seek God both intellectually and in community. Working on a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree at Central gave me the valuable freedom to explore theology and biblical studies more deeply than I could have imagined. I not only learned how to conduct research in my field of New Testament studies, but I learned how to better form my own questions in search of answers. Central helped me to realize my own vision of making biblical scholarship accessible to the local parish, a vision that I hope to carry well into my future.”