Thursday, December 16, 2010


The purpose of this post is to let readers of theo-blogology know my future plans for school, life, and blogging. After winter quarter I will officially be done with my degree from Fuller. It has been a good, but difficult road for both my wife and I, as well as our bank account. That being said, instead of applying to PhD programs this fall, Megan and I have decided to wait until next fall to apply. I am quite burned out from being on the quarter system and going to grad school for two years year around, and Megan has had a very hard time living in the Los Angeles area and finding work. So, we are going to move back up to Spokane, WA, where she is from and we both went to schoool, (I am going to finish my last quarter from a distance and also take one of my courses at Gonzaga University), and work for the next year or so until I, hopefully, am accepted to a PhD program.

We really need a nice break and some time to relax. We also need time to focus on our marriage. When we first moved to Fuller we had only been married for a week - it was a major transition. We simply need time to focus on each other. I think this time will be extremely beneficial for each of us individually and for our marriage, and it will prepare us well for moving across the country and starting a PhD program.

During this time, I will work, study for the GRE, and study for my own general enjoyment - I might also try to publish a paper or present at a conference. I have a great relationship with many of the professors at Whitworth University, so it should be an excellent theological community to be around. But because I will not be in a formal academic setting, I plan to bring much of my thoughts to the blogosphere. My plan is to start blogging on a regular basis starting mid-January. I hope everyone has an excellent Christmas and I look forward to many fruitful discussions.


  1. Andrew - our prayers are with you an Megan in this time of renewal. We will miss you terribly here in So Cal, but God has great things planned for you both and this time of sabbath will be a good time for the two of you to rest in His care and to nurture your relationship together. Blessings on you both.

  2. Look forward to it, Andrew. Rest up, and definitely spend time with the wife!

  3. Thanks Bobby! Have you started your program yet?

  4. Andrew,

    No. We'll see how it unfolds. I'm not sure if the current situation is going to pan out or not (for various reasons, financial included). I am also considering other alternatives at the moment as well.

    Blessings, brother. Oh, and welcome back to the soggy Pac NW. I miss my homeland, Southern California :-).

  5. Hey Bobby, Spokane is ridiculously soggy right now. I'm probably going to be down in the Portland area in the spring. I'll let you know and maybe we can meet up and grab some coffee. Blessings

  6. Andrew, that would be great. Yeah, let me know, it would be great to hook up!

    Hopefully you guys are drying out in Spokane for the next couple of days like we are here in Vancouver (WA) as well :-).