I am thankful to my faith family for allowing me, supporting me and helping me be a part of these studies...many Pastors are not given such a gift.
I am thankful especially to my family...to Christie and the kids for choosing to be okay while I am away and encouraging me to come (thank you Christie).
Lastly, I am most thankful that amid all my joy and excitement about these studies and this school, that the goal...the end point of the entire thing is not academia, but Christ...the Christ of Scripture which Southern so staunchly proclaims. What would these studies be without Christ at the center? The great anchors of Southern that I love that this place teaches (inerrancy, Reformed Theology, Exposition, Family Ministry, Discipleship, Correct Hermeneutical approach, etc.)...all of these things have there meaning in Christ.