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Transitions: Finishing and Starting Strong

Note to my readers: I’m taking the next few days to finish up a few final seminary requirements and to start making a serious family transition from seminary/campus living to city living and church planting. There is a bunch of stuff happening right now, on a number of levels, and God is bringing it all together. God is faithful. These days are good, exciting, and chock full of potential. I’ll be participating in a hybrid church planting internship with my conference (Atlantic Conference of the Brethren in Christ), in Lancaster, while simultaneously working to put the early stages of Inner Metro Green on the ground, in a tangible way in the city. Keep praying!

Too, in case you are wondering about the graphical countdown to my M.Div degree in the above site header: Graduation is in early May, but third year M.Div students are to have all assignments turned in by the end of this month. Our grades have to be submitted by the 28th. So, apart from going through necessary motions, I’ll be done with this decade long journey in a few days. Honestly, I’m ready to burst at the seams! It’s been a long road … but we (my entire family) ran the length of it! We are finishing it strong! We are going to begin the next journey strong! God gets the glory for it all! Thank you God …


  1. c. wess daniels
    Posted April 21, 2007 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    you’re almost there! it won’t be long now and you’re going to love it. congratulations for finishing up Shawn.

  2. Shawn Anthony
    Posted April 21, 2007 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Wess. Thanks for the encouraging words. They are appreciated. Yeah, I’ll be very, very happy to be doing something other than fulfilling academic requirements, schedules, and reading lists. I love all of these things, but I’m ready to do something more relational in the city. Too, I’m ready to take back my schedule and read whatever I feel like reading on any given day! I’m pretty sure you know exactly what I mean! :)

    That said, I’m still learning … In fact, I’m sure it was during this last semester that I finally found a good theological landing spot that goes beyond the so-called “right” (where I began my journey) and the “left” (where I was in the middle of the journey when I ‘met’ you in the blogosphere). I bounced back and forth trying to live in one or the other, but it just can’t be done! So, I’m going beyond them both, while strategically cutting and pasting the good from each. The BIC (Brethren in Christ) really goes beyond it all. Too, the voices (all of them) present in the Emerging/Emergent conversation really helped me get to this “place.” You were one of them, so thanks much!

    So, it’s time to celebrate! :)

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