Welcome to class everyone!
Just call me A.C. Slater!
I haven’t ever been a huge fan of the idea of “Shew-lll”
I mean, the idea of going to a brick, cement building at a time my eyes longed to observe the intricate design of my eyelids just sounds like…
(Insert pun of boring, meticulous, soul-stealing venture).
NOT A CHOICE FAVORITE.
However, if school could be the social aspect, I think I would be down. If it could be similar to New Student Orientation week here at MNU, I would love it. Volleyball tournaments and slip n’ slides FUHDAYZ! Or maybe if it were similar to Bayside High, that would be awesome! Have you ever seen Saved by the Bell? The homework is minimal, the principal is the bomb, and it has events all the time. PLUS the shenanigans.
Now, I know this isn’t Bayside, home of the Tigers and no, we don’t have The Max as an after school hangout. BUT this is MidAmerica and we do have Campus Center and Spicy Chicken Thursdays;
I’d say it’s a good trade-off.
Besides that we have diverse, interactive classes, an amazing president in Dr. Spittal, and coincidentally we have events all the time. Plus, have you seen some of the pranks? FUHDAYZ! Maybe we are similar to Bayside and maybe I do look like Mario Lopez…
At least a little…?
I know, I know, the main difference is that our hair is molded different directions!
As I said I never really liked the whole idea of organized schooling and the work associated. So, I decided to take all major-specific classes this semester:
Arabic, Randy Cloud: We are learning about the culture and intricasies of the Arabic people along with some language, but not very much. It’s so interesting to separate my preconceived ideas from what is true. We have guest speakers, field trips, and FOOD!
Introduction to Christian Mission, Dean Flemming: The basis of this class is not just international missionary work. It’s about digging deeper into what our mission is, no matter the area we are called to. The discussion here is superb along with Dr. Dean’s fashion choices. (Follow the trend on Twitter: #drdeanfashionshow)
Organizational Leadership, Yorton Clark: This is an upper level class where I am the only sophomore.. It was pretty intimidating at first, but I absolutely love leadership and business so now I fit pretty well (I think..) We are reading interesting books and simply defining different types of leaders and how success is brought about.
Social and Cultural Anthropology, Bo Cassell: This class is all about learning how to dig into other cultures and what it looks like to make connections between past, present, and future. We watch alllll kinds of videos and have group forums.
Urban Ministries, Tammy Condon: I love the idea of an urban setting! We are learning what that setting looks like, where it came from, and where our place is in it. I love observing the different mindsets we all have toward another group of individuals God’s love is sometimes far from, or at least they think so. We have a lot of discussion and we have field trips planned as well!
So, I guess school isn’t too bad now. It’s so cool to see how all my classes fit together and feed off of each other. I’ll learn something in Intro to Christian Mission that is COMPLETELY applicable in Urban Ministries. My professors are awesome and my class sizes help me to get involved. The best part, however, is that these classes are helping me find out more about Christ, His people, and what my actions should look like in regards to that.
Keep on and keep God,
*Once again, let me know if you have any topics you would like to have discussed or what parts of my inner most being you want me to spill on here rather than just on Twitter!