I'm conducting a Bible study on Sunday nights at church, and that's taken a good bit of my time this week. We're doing Discovering the Biblical Jesus
, written by Dr. Daniel Akin from Southeastern Baptist Seminary. It's the first time I've done anything like this -- usually, if I speak at all in church, it's fifteen or twenty minutes on a Wednesday night. This is 30-45 minutes on Sunday night, and it will probably last for a while. The study is designed for six hour and a half long sessions, but I'm doing it 45 minutes at a time, so .... well, you can do the math.
Usually, we have less than 30 people on Sunday nights. Last week, we had 40+, this week a bit more than that. I'm thrilled that people are interested in the subject -- I just hope I'm doing it justice. The material is excellent, BTW, if you're looking for a small-group study program. I'm modifying it a bit to fit in a Sunday evening Bible-study setting.
My schedule at Southern is going to be a little easier than I thought it would be. My Intro to Christian Philosophy class that meets Tues-Thurs from noon to one actually doesn't meet at all on Wednesdays, meets every other Tuesday and Thursday, and doesn't start until the 24th of August. I'll have more study time, and more time to work. Good thing, since books are going to run almost $400, and it looks like rent is going to be right around that -- unless I find out someone who was supposed to have on-campus housing didn't show up, and I can grab a room on campus for less than $300.