Friday, February 01, 2008
Swamped with Grad School Stuff
Sorry things have been slow around here. I've been trying to get the last of my grad school applications done and they want 12 pages of essays written, so I may not have much time to blog until those are done.

On a positive note, I did get invited to come interview at Baylor! They are flying 18 people down and will select 10-12 to admit, so keep your fingers crossed.


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At 2/02/2008 10:52:00 AM, Blogger Brandy

what grad programs/schools are you applying to?
Baylor, huh? That somewhat surprises me that you are applying there... waco is an interesting place, thats for sure...


At 2/02/2008 07:28:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

Hey Brandy,

I'm applying to UT, Baylor and Austin Presbyterian Seminary to study contemporary church history (focusing on the emerging church). We are set on moving to Austin to be close to family so Baylor was one of the few schools close enough for me to attend. We wouldn't live in Waco tho'. I would commute.


At 2/03/2008 08:28:00 PM, Blogger Brandy

ahh, that makes sense. Austin is a fantastic city! Wow, so what would happen with Via Christus???


At 2/03/2008 11:48:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

We don't know yet. If it can continue without us, it will. But if those who are left decide it would be better to bring it to an end when we leave, that might happen too.


At 2/04/2008 10:22:00 AM, Anonymous Karl

Studying contemporary church history with an emphasis on the emerging church sounds like a worthy project. The fact that you're an insider to that movement should make it interesting. I bet it could present a challenge in some ways, while making things easier in others. Reading your plans, I think of Duke's Grant Wacker, whose background in the Pentecostal movement has aided his study of Pentecostalism, and of Mark Noll whose evangelical commitment has been a benefit to his work as a historian of American evangelicalism. At the same time, their work as historians has broadened their horizons and enabled them to be prophetic voices to their traditions (though Wacker I am pretty sure no longer self-identifies as a Pentecostal). May it be the same with you in the emerging church.

I looked at Baylor about 6 years ago when contemplating going back to school to work on a PhD (which I later decided against). Good program.


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