Radical Preaching

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Friday, February 17, 2006

I Haven't Fallen Off the Earth...

Sorry everyone that I have taken over a month off from blogging. I just wanted to update everyone as to what is going on in my life.

First, my comprehensive examinations are due on March 15th, and I have a tremendous amount of work to do for them.

Second, I am presenting a paper at the Wesleyan Theological Society on March 2-4. You can find that paper here. It is on recovering an Augustinian notion of friendship in a postmodern world.

Third, I have been applying to Divinity Schools. I hope to begin an M.Div. degree program at Vanderbilt in the fall of 2006.

Fourth, I received a call (and accepted on Monday) to be the Youth Director at Blakemore United Methodist Church and West Nashville UMC. The youth group, Blakeville, is combined, and they are a wonderful group of kids. I am looking forward to serving the church and guiding them. I am following Jonathan Norman (St. Phransus on our many blogs), who was there before me. I am hoping to receive special permission from the district to go "on loan" to the Methodists.

This time is one of great joy as I will be closer to my parents. My father has a number of health problems, and my mother's health has recently also become a problem. It is frightening to be 8 hours away from home when your parents need help. At the same time, it is a time of great sadness. The Waycross Church has been such a blessing. Here, in SE Georgia, I have a congregation that welcomes weekly communion, fairly radical preaching, and has a deep desire to serve the Lord incarnationally in our community. Each person in the congregation is like a member of my family. My daughter has a best friend that is like a twin to her. I would appreciate your prayers during this time. We will be moving to Tennessee on March 16th, and my first Sunday at Blakeville is on March 19th.

Grace and Peace,
Scott

3 Comments:

Blogger Eric Lee said...

Scott,

Welcome back. Good to see you posting again. Congratulations on the new position, and my prayers will be with you and your family!

Peace,

eric

February 17, 2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger Jared Blankenship said...

Scott that's awesome. Good luck with everything. I know first hand that the comps can cause lots of stress. Welcome to youth ministry!

Jared

February 17, 2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

Scott,

I'm glad to know you will be in Nashville. Feel free to call me (email me from my blog and I'll give you a couple of phone numbers if you need any help with Nashville, etc.)

Dale

February 21, 2006 12:39 PM  

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