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cdhale

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Another semester down!
« on: May 25, 2004, 01:56:42 AM »
Well, I just finished another semester at Abilene Christian University.  I had two classes, Preaching through Paul's Epistles and Introduction to the New Testament.  

I made a "B" in the preaching class and an "A" in the Intro to NT class.  So far, after 15 hours, I have a 3.4 GPA. (Well, 15 hours of courses, I also received advanced placement of 9 hours, so I have credit for 24).

After the fall semester, I will be exactly half way to graduating with an MA in Christian Ministry.  Should take me 3 years to get that done.

Well, here are my comments on the two classes I just took.  I really liked the Intro to NT class.  Good stuff.

But who in their right mind would offer a PREACHING class on the internet????  I don't know, but the format didn't work very well.  I was glad to get a B.  BTW, it was some paperwork that kept my grade down, the preaching aspect, I nailed with mid to high 90s on my grades.  This included videotaping etc.

Anyway, hows that for some rambling...

clint

Ed

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2004, 07:40:02 AM »
Good job Clint.  Keep up the good work.  :)

Anybody that can get a good grade for preaching on the internet is A-OK in my book.  :snicker:  :p

kevingaily

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2004, 12:33:43 PM »
Way to go bro!!  :banana:  :cool:

Hey Clint,

I thought I remember you saying that your undergrad school was either not accredited or not a DOE recognized accreditor.

Not to pry, or look bad at.... my school was in that catagory. In fact, a lot of Christian colleges and seminaries are that way.

I ask, because I notice your  current college is SACS accredited and was wondering if and how successful you were in transfering your credits. Did they accept your Bachelors and then you entered the Master's program?

I've only got four more classes for my Bachelors. I have more than enough credits for a bachelors, but since I transfered I had to make up some prerequisites.

Bottom line is that I'm currently in the market for a place to apply to for my Masters in either Ministry, Biblical Studies, or something similar.

Thanks!

ps. If you would rather PM me that info., that is cool too!  :cool:
« Last Edit: May 25, 2004, 12:50:57 PM by kevingaily »

cdhale

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2004, 02:43:56 PM »
No prob.  Actually, I have a BA in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio that is totally accredited.  I later went to a two year program that does not offer degrees for biblical training.  It was not graduate level material by any means.  It was OK, though.  

So my undergrad degree is good to go.  The biblical training that i received did give me the 9 hours advanced placement that I received for my Masters.  I am enjoying my MA program.  If money isn't an obstacle, then I wholeheartedly recommend Abilene Christian University.  However, the only distance MA they offer is in Christian Ministry.  Other degrees require onsite attendance.  They do also offer short term classes that last a week or so which might interest someone in the States.  For me it is pretty much online only.  And I don't pay for it, my church does, so that is pretty cool.

I would recommend the South African options if I had to pay for it myself.

clint

Ed

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2004, 05:14:19 PM »
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I have a BA in English from the University of Texas.

You have a BA in English? :confused:

Ooooooooh, I see.  You're one of those[/b] people!!!  One of the smart people. English is an extremely hard degree and I didn't realize that you were so smart.  :snicker:

My mother was an English major.

cdhale

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2004, 11:20:17 PM »
No, Math would be a hard degree.  English was just lots of reading and writing papers about it.  I read very quickly, so it was pretty easy for me.

clint

kevingaily

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2004, 08:07:49 AM »
The fact that it was easy for you simply prooves Ed's point....  :D

I am a well spoken person, and can write some serious articles on things I'm interested in. However, what I know is from habit, not from remembering all the quirks and rules of English grammer!


Let's face it you ARE the man!!!  :snicker:  :crackup:  :cool:

cdhale

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2004, 09:06:37 AM »
oh no, I am not...
lol

really, I had one linguistics class and one grammar class (which was the only "A" that i ever received in an English course, btw).  All the rest were literature classes.  I actually went for the english degree because I knew I would soon go to the Bible Training and wanted to hurry up and graduate.  I took 18-19 hours a semester for a year and a half so I could get done.  I skipped all the education courses that most of my compatriots in the English dept were taking, so they could teach and I focused upon Communication as my minor.  That was cool.

clint

Ed

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2004, 07:18:09 PM »
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What I know is from habit, not from remembering all the quirks and rules of English grammer!

Me too.  If it "sounds" right, then it must be right.  Also, I was corrected by by mother (the English major) and my grandmother for many years during my youth.  :p



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All the rest were literature classes.  

I took one senior-level literature class and it took me forever to finish it (it was external).  I had to read three Charles Dickens books and three Mark Twain books.  A 10 page paper had to be written on each book.  The final project was a 15 page paper on the "common theme" that I found throughout all six books. :nervous:

cdhale

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2004, 12:17:16 AM »
Ed,
That sounds like a typical English lit course...

Did you like Dickens?  He is one of my favorites.  Well, I like him alot.  There are others that I would consider better, but he is good.

clint

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2004, 04:24:16 AM »
Clint,
Congrats on your accomplishment. As long as we are discussing authors, anyone here like Kurt Vonnegut. He's one of my favorites. In the fiction category that is.

Tom
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Sometimes the Gospel is not presented clearly enough for the non-elect to reject it.

cdhale

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2004, 06:03:20 AM »
You know, I have never read any of his books... I did see the movie based upon Slaughterhouse 5 a long time ago.  I have always intended to read Cat's Cradle, but just never have done it...

maybe I should get a couple of books and read them.

Has anyone read JM Coetzee?  He won the Nobel prize for Literature this past year.  But I read him before he was famous...lol

clint

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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2004, 09:47:32 AM »
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Did you like Dickens?  He is one of my favorites.  Well, I like him alot.  

Yes, I really enjoyed reading his novels, albeit it was slow reading for me, due to the "old English" that he wrote in.  His writing style is phenominal and I learned quite a bit about writing simply by reading his works.  

I would have never read any of Dickens' books without being required to do so in that college class.  But now that I've done it, I'm glad.

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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2004, 10:31:08 AM »
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You know, I have never read any of his books... I did see the movie based upon Slaughterhouse 5 a long time ago.  I have always intended to read Cat's Cradle, but just never have done it...

maybe I should get a couple of books and read them.

Has anyone read JM Coetzee?  He won the Nobel prize for Literature this past year.  But I read him before he was famous...lol

clint


Clint,

If you read Vonnegut start with "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater." Then "Sirens of Titan." Good stuff. The man has a very "unique mind."

No, I never have read Coetzee. To be honest, until now I have never heard of him.

Tom
John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me."
Sometimes the Gospel is not presented clearly enough for the non-elect to reject it.

cdhale

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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2004, 02:54:29 AM »
Well, I doubt that Coetzee is for everyone.  If you only like action and heros, etc, then don't waste your time.  But if you like good literature (and I mean that  in the academic sense, as i enjoy Tom Clancy, Louis L'Amour and that stuff too), then Coetzee might be worth a shot.  

I would recommend reading DISGRACE first.  I also liked THE MASTER OF PETERSBURG and WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS.  I have not read his newest book  ELIZABETH COSTELLO yet.  But be warned, some of his subject matter is not, shall we say...Christian.  He is not afraid to talk about the habits and desires of his characters.  He doesn't get too explicit, but he doesn't shy away from it either.

clint

 

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