In May, I obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The title of my dissertation was so long, it didn’t fit on the spine of the bound version. I had a sterling supervisor in Dr. Greg Welty. I was also privileged by two brilliant readers, Drs. Little and Poythress.
After graduation, I promptly went from being an instructor to assistant professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas at Southeastern. During the year, I taught classes on the history of ideas, logic, Christian philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of language, and world religions.
In March, my family grew by one when we adopted Bryson. The adopted went through only a few days before everything locked down. We just made it.
The lockdown forced me to learn how to speak without saying “um…err” and I am now deeply acquainted with the little green dot atop my computer screen.
In November, we moved from our house in the burbs to a house in the country with a few acres of land. We intend to grow food, keep chickens, and maybe get some goats.
On a spiritual note, I learned more about grace this year. I kept coming back to a simple idea. God owes me nothing. All I have from him is given; none of it is deserved. The more I think about His grace, the more grateful, dependent, and humbled I become.
May the Lord have favor on you in 2021.