Saturday, I graduated from Angelo State University. Acts 17:26 says, "And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place." I am very thankful that the sovereign Lord was pleased to place me in San Angelo, TX for a few years. He greatly used many people there to sanctify, teach, and mold me into a deeper level of Christ-likeness. Although it is a state university, the Christian body on that campus is much more spiritually and doctrinally mature than any private school I have been to. I was also blessed by many gifts. I received plenty of money and the following books:
The Missional Church by Darrell Guder
The Open Secret by Newbigin
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Newbigin
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Planting Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer
Word Biblical Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians by F.F. Bruce
I am excited about digging into these. As you can tell, I am focusing on missional ecclesiology in the spring before I head off to Southern Seminary.