Retreating @ Asbury

Reflections on our Asbury experience while we’re in Kentucky for proposal hearings.

We’re here at Asbury this week for our proposal hearings (more on those in a later post). Once we receive the green light from our dissertation committees, we will each begin our respective ministry projects. We hope to spend the next 2-3 months working on our projects and writing about what we’ve learned/discovered through them (more on our projects in a future post as well).

We always enjoy coming to the Asbury campus. While our time here is pretty intense, it’s also a retreat for us.

The two statues on campus—Francis Asbury, one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, and John Wesley, the founder of Methodism—are great reminders of our heritage and that great leaders have gone before us.

We’re heading out after lunch today and will spend the next several days visiting Randy’s family in Tennessee. While we may do a little dissertation work we are hoping to get some much-needed rest and renewal. In terms of future trips to Asbury, we may be down to two for the remainder of our programs: 1) dissertation defenses sometime in the spring, and 2) graduation in May.

It’s winding down!

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