So I am taking Biblical Hermeneutics this semester.  Though I didn’t know it when I signed up, this class is notorious for being one of the hardest (if not the hardest) courses on campus especially for folks who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (i.e., ME!!!).  Unfortunately, I didn’t find this out until about 1/3 of the way through the course so I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to 1) pass the class and 2) make it through seminary.  The depth of the valley was highlighted by a 60% on a quiz.  And this was after trying harder to get through the material after a 70% on the previous quiz!!!  If all the classes were as hard as this one I am not sure I was going to make it.  EVERY waking moment that I wasn’t at work or church I was thinking “What do I need to read?”  I woke up at 6am and went to bed at 12am (while working a 8-5, M-F job) for a few weeks. 

Thankfully the reading has subsided now and I met a woman who took this class last semester and was able to talk through some things with me.  Well, I am happy to say that I just got a 90% on the latest quiz.  Praise the Lord!

I now need to think about what to do with myself for the rest of the day…I have oodles of school work to still do…I think I will grab dinner here at Panera’s and get some more done.  How ’bout that?

In other news, I now have the task of filling out Form One (duhn duhn duhn!).  This is the form to apply as an inquirer (see my post on March 16th).  Anyone out there remember their high school GPA?  Yeah…I forgot that after filling out all my college applications.  And the dates I worked as a cashier while in highschool?  Maybe not.  Thankfully I still have my pay stubs (yes, I am a packrat!).  But that’s not even the hardest part.  The questions at the end have definitely gotten me thinking about things…on the surface they appear to me run of the mill questions, but the weight of the words and the limit I have in language to answer things like: Write a brief statement of your personal faith describing what you believe about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and your relationship to them.  And since I am a newbie to Presbyterianism I fell asleep the other night thinking of this one: What does it mean to you to be a Presbyterian?  You will likely see a post on this one soon…they will be somewhat immature thoughts, but I think my blog will turn out to be a birthing room of thoughts to a certain extent. 


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4 Responses to “90%”

  1. more cows Than People Says:

    congrats on the 90! that is wonderful!

    and see what i mean about it taking me a year? i got stuck on the first question “BRIEFLY describe yourself as a person.” uh…

    wish i had had a blog then.

    i’ll try to answer your e-mail tomorrow, o.k.?

  2. pinkhammer Says:

    Sounds great, S. Thanks for the congrats. I was in Panera when I took the quiz (it’s an online class) and I am sure a few people looked my way because I threw my hands up in the air a bit when I saw my grade. ::smiles::

  3. Lorraine Says:

    Hi Pink — I’ve stumbled onto your blog from somewhere else — I browse the RevGalPal list so anyone could have mentioned you… Anyway, I am in seminary now, just getting ready to become a Candidate (God willing…). I well remember my first stab at a statement of faith and how difficult it was. I mean, we know what we believe — we think — but just try to articulate it. Very difficult. But, as an Inquirer the expectations are not high. lol.. And I’m with More Cows — “briefly” hung me up too. heehee…. And, as soon as you take your first theology class you’ll run to get out that statement of faith and suddenly you’ll see the light, because now you’ll have a vocabulary to articulate what you believe in your heart. And, don’t forget — the best advice my pastor has given me — “God doesn’t call the equipped, God equips the called.”

    Oh and congrats on the 90%!

  4. pinkhammer Says:

    Hi Lorraine :) Glad you “stumbled” my way. Yeah…briefly is not easy for me…brief is three pages! : ) And thank you for the encouragement! I am so glad that I started this whole blog thing…it’s nice to be able to talk with folks who have traveled the road I am beginning to walk. That advice your pastor gave you is similar in sentiment to what mine told me. “The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it” (1 Thes 5.24) He will do it! I have already seen him equipping me in some rather big ways and I know it’s only the beginning so I am excited to see all the other things He will do as I step forward in faith. Exciting and overwhelming all at once! :)

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