Actually I have been keeping very busy preparing for my summer and fall classes, working out and spending valuable time with Kimberly and the boys.
I spend the mornings reading and studying at the seminary. Here is a picture of the library at the seminary. I am thoroughly enjoying this blessing. If the pay wasn't so horrible, I would be a career seminarian! I have been reading for my Judges & Ruth class this week. There are two books required; Judges & Ruth Commentary in the NAC series by Daniel Block and Kingdom of Priests by Eugene Merrill. I am almost finished with both, fascinating content. The book of Judges paints a picture of the people of God completely sold out to the world around them. They look more Canaanite than they do Israelite. What a powerful message for the church today. Do we look more like the world or like the bride of Christ, the Church?
The other books that are on my reading list this summer are: Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem; Christianity & Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen; Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis; The Story of Christianity by Justo Gonzalez; The Trinitarian Controvery by William Rusch (ed.); Defence of Truth by Michael Haykin; and Early Christian Doctrines by J.N.D. Kelly. In addition to that I am spending at least an hour each day on my Hebrew. It may seem like a lot, well it is, but, it is very enjoyable and expected with a full class load.
While I am on campus I have been getting some workouts in, combined with our 'No eating out policy' I am losing weight and feeling great!
But the best part of all is my 'job' as a husband and father. We have spent so much time playing, reading, wrestling, etc. God is so very good. I am so thankful that He is giving us this time to learn more about Him so we can love the Church more and more.