Dallas-Seminary-sign-430x283We leave tomorrow morning or Dallas. It’s almost a surreal moment–not going to Dallas, but going to Dallas to graduate. It’s been 28 years since graduation Dallas Theological Seminary the first time. So much life has happened since then. I play the years through in my mind–I think back at all the times of joy and difficulty–little children added along the way. I think back to every church I pastored since that first graduation. And I think about the reality that I have been in Charlotte and at Calvary Church for twelve years. That’s the longest we have stayed anywhere.

I thought I would earn my PhD at Harvard. Then I thought it would be at Oxford. And then after those dreams died, God blew life once more into dusty old dreams. Now I graduate for the second time from Dallas Theological Seminary. It’s hard to process.