What I'll be doing for the next four years...
For those of you who aren't Facebook friends with me (or missed the one random post where I announced it), I guess I should mention here that I got in to Baylor University for their PhD program in Religion. I'll be studying Church History, and, more specifically, the historical roots of the emerging movement in America.
I was wait-listed about a month and a half ago, so it's been a little nerve wracking, and I had already started exploring a few other options before I got word that I was accepted. However, now that I'm in I'm excited to be starting studies either next Fall or this June (depending on whether I can place out of the German reading class). So yeah, that's what I'll be doing for the next four years of my life :)
posted by Mike Clawson at 12:20 AM | Permalink
At 4/18/2010 05:54:00 AM, Nathan P. Gilmour
Congratulations again, man. Just be careful not to put all your chips on four years--I'm finishing up year five of my own Ph.D work, and I probably won't defend the dissertation until year six.
Just keep the next deadline in sight, and make sure that progress on the dissertation stays on your list of deadlines.
At 4/18/2010 06:15:00 AM, Rachel
Nice work! We need more research on that! I took a class last semester looking at 19th century branches off of mainline Christianity, hoping for a little on emerging churches...
Best of luck! Don't forget to sleep!
At 4/18/2010 08:46:00 AM, CaptainTux
Part of me wants to congratulate you and the other part wants to beg you to reconsider. Everyone I know who has gotten his or her PhD has become a douche ...which is weird because most of the senior citizen PhD's I have met are really laid back...which suggests either they grow out of douchery or we have a generational distinctive at work here.
Congrats! Stay cool. :)
At 4/18/2010 08:55:00 PM, Mike Clawson
Hemant - my goal is to become a professor and teach.
And yeah, I'm sure the whole process will take more than 4-years, but the course work portion of it will be done in about four years, and I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing or where I'll be after that as I finish up the dissertation... so yeah, at this point only the next four years are planned out.
At 4/19/2010 11:20:00 PM,
Congratulations, Mike. Have fun!
(Don't listen to Captain Tux. I have a Ph.D., and I'm not a douche, am I? . . . [crickets] Or, anyway, if I am, I was before getting my Ph.D. :) )