Down in the Bookstore: Musings from the Classroom

Back on the Grind

This post is intended to merely announce (and in a weird way) celebrate my return back to the grind of school life.  As I drove the nearly 11 hours back to Atlanta during the middle of the night at the end of Martin Luther King Day, I heard a particular news report that said that the third Monday of January (which coincides consistently with King day) is in fact the most depressing day of the year.   The report went on to say, if my memory serves me correctly, that the combination of holiday bills beginning to pour into the mailboxes across America, that fact that most vacation time is done and the reality of the holidays being completely done and getting back to the grind of normal life—and combined with the fact that it’s a Monday—lead psychologists to dub that Monday the most depressing day of the year. 

I could imagine so. 

Without taking on such a severe air of melancholy in this post, I’m merely signaling the creation of a new blog category called “Musings from the Classroom” which will address all things that I’ve learned in the classroom.  Now they may be crossed reference, undoubtedly, with Religion, Politics and Theology of Preaching.  This will prove to be an interesting semester whereas my “heavy hitters” this semester are Theology of Preaching, Healing Miracles (NT exegesis) and I’m trying to squeeze in a Preaching in the Social Context or History of Preaching. 

So be on the lookout for the stuff that comes up in class and I’ll keep you all posted. 

Keep it uppity, JLL

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