Monday, January 18, 2016

Where Have I Been, and Where Am I Going?

So, where have I been, and what will I be doing? As some of you may know from prior posts, last semester was quite busy. I was wrapping up both coursework and my thesis for my MA in philosophy of religion. It was a lot of work, but finally, Molinism and “Divine Voodoo Worlds”: A Critique of Dean Zimmerman’s Anti-Molinist Argument was both completed and successfully defended. Because of that, and making it through my classes, I graduated with that degree this past December!

So now, what’s ahead? I’ve currently applied to half a dozen PhD programs, and there are a few more I am considering. It’s tough going getting into one; there’s no guarantee I do so at all. One thing that some “lay people” are not aware of: just because you are smart or talented or have a great track record or test well (or all of these things), doesn’t mean you’ll get into a PhD program. At this level, very often all or nearly all of the applicants have all of these things going for them. I don’t profess to be any kind of expert with respect to admissions criteria; nonetheless, I do know it is very difficult. In any case, I just ask for prayer for God’s will to be done with respect to where Jodi and I may be going (well, our whole family really).

And this brings me to my next subject: in early March, Jodi is due with our first child—a son! We are both very excited and grateful God would bless us with a child. We realized the other day that we are not remotely ready with respect to the room and the responsibility. Nonetheless, we believe strongly that with preparation and divine guidance, we will be OK. Plenty of people have done this before, right? Right?!

I’ll try to post more as the weeks go on. Until then, we just ask for your prayers for our family. God bless!


  1. Always praying for you brother! How very exciting!

  2. An exciting time! Praying for you brother, have hope you'll be where you want to be keep working at it, you'll be fine. After it's all said and done you'll think why did I worry so much lol

    1. Thanks, man! I appreciate both the prayers and the encouragement.


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