Things I believe before getting a degree.

(I only recently started the MDiv program).

1. Uneducated people should be allowed to teach. Not everyone, but some people.

2. God seems to bless even the very unhealthy (theologically or practically).

3. God seems to bless me, which isn't a sign that I'm doing anything right.

4. Conservative is probably a better leaning than Liberal

5. I have to be open to liberal ideas (definitely not all), and definitely new things in the christian world. Not closed off to music, etc.

6. Raising kids is not about how well you do it, or lead, or how good of a person you are. It seems to be 100% based on the Lord's grace that they will turn out well or not.  We can help, but they can still turn out funny.

7. Writing a book is one of the best ways to make a lasting impression.

8. Books can help you to fall more in love with the Lord.

9. Just because some publishing company printed it, doesn't mean its true, or even worth reading.

10. People all turn out weird. Its okay to become weird in your old age.

11. Money will wont make you happy.

12. Loving my wife is more important that my studies

13. I want my ministry to be first place before my studies

14. Taking forever to get a degree is probably a reality.

15. Having a PhD by 35 is still pretty impressive.

16. I shouldn't be concerned with how impressive it is if I ever get a PhD.

17. People with PhD's can be losers just because they have one. Dont be a loser.

18. Discipline sucks when you're developing it, but I seem to like life better when I am disciplined.

19. Children are a HUGE blessing no matter how much work they are.

20. Children are your most important disciples.

21. God's creation is fascinating, beautiful, and should be pointed out just short of the point of annoyance.

22. God has blessed me, but that doesn't mean I'm doing anything well.

23. Money still wont make me happy.