Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ready or Not

Philemon 1:1 Παῦλος δέσμιος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ καὶ Τιμόθεος ὁ ἀδελφὸς Φιλήμονι τῷ ἀγαπητῷ καὶ συνεργῷ ἡμῶν
2 καὶ Ἀπφίᾳ τῇ ἀδελφῇ καὶ Ἀρχίππῳ τῷ συστρατιώτῃ ἡμῶν καὶ τῇ κατ᾽ οἶκόν σου ἐκκλησίᾳ,
(Phm 1:1-2 BGT)

Yup, that's Greek and the new semester has begun. Boy, I feel so rusty and so emotionally unprepared to be back at school. Part of my heart is still in Garrett County, MD. The transition from even a brief 2 weeks of full time ministry to full time classes again is difficult.

Now that I have been in Epistles class all morning and then our small group this afternoon, I feel like it will be ok. It was absolutely amazing how much theology is in the greeting of Philemon. We all seemed to enjoy the class and it was good to have our prof back from sabbatical. By the way, LTSGers, doesn't this picture of Paul look a little bit like Dr. Carlson?

It's been a good day and we had some social time together as well tonight. So...........WE'RE BAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!


Pastor said...

One of the bonus questions on a Carlson quiz when I was in seminary was: What do Dr. Balas, Dr. Carlson and St. Paul all have in common?

I answered: 1: Baldness and 2: the name Paul!

Made Carlson laugh--and turn red...all the way back to his receded hairline!

Good luck with the new semester!

revdw1 said...

Blessings this semester!

Ivy said...

Thank you. It's been a busy one so far.