Great News

I just found out earlier this week that I’ve been accepted to a D.Min. program at Drew Theological School. This is a big event in my life, as I’ve always dreamed of earning a doctoral degree. Since graduating with my M.Div. I wrestled between a Ph.D. and the D.Min. In the end, at this point in my life the D.Min. fits my life, my family, and my calling better than the Ph.D.

I’m excited that it will be through Drew, because I wanted to diversify my education. In other words, since I went to Asbury Theological Seminary for my M.Div., I wanted to go to an official United Methodist Seminary for this next degree.

To my friends out there who played a part in this decision through your prayer, friendship, and wise counsel – thank you! You know who you are. And if you’re not quite sure, but you think you’re one of these, then you probably are!

6 thoughts on “Great News

  1. Outstanding!! I’m happy for you and for our conference as well. I am grateful that God has called you to serve here – you are making a difference in the world!

  2. Yes, Congratulations Matt! I doubt that those who know you, even casually, had any doubt that you would get in. I look forward to being blessed by what you learn at Drew as you continue to post here and continue to impact that church for the glory of God.

  3. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being perfect) I would certainly give you a good strong 3 on this great event in your formal education, my young friend. Of course, I could not countenance a 5 for that is reserved for the Master alone. A 4 would be reasonable but surely a 3 will improve your humility and inspire you to greater effort.

    Seriously, this is good news for you, for your dear family, for the churches you serve now and will serve over the coming decades, and for Drew and its program here in Oklahoma.

  4. Congratulations! I’m just finishing my first year in Drew’s Global Online D.Min. program and have loved it.

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