I was accepted into the BTh program at King’s Evangelical Divinity School (KEDS). I also enrolled in my first class, and have already order some text books, and purchased my first one at the local Christian book store.
The class that I am enrolled in is “Introduction to the Bible”. The book I purchased at the local book store was Biblical Interpretation “Past & Present” by Gerald Bray. The others I ordered from Amazon.com. I am very impressed so far, the on line lectures that they provide so far have been really good. I have heard two lectures so far, and plan to listen to them again. I am devoting about 2-3 hours per day on my studies, and hope to keep up with it. There is a lot of reading to do so that is great since I do love to read. The only draw back right now is that I have been really sick with the flu and it has been difficult to read for any length of time.
I will have a choice between writing a 2000 word essay or a book review. Since this is an introductory course they do give you an option. If you have not been in school a long time they do encourage you to write a book review as it will get you in the practice of writing again, and should be a bit easier and less demanding. Not sure what I plan to do at the moment, I am challenged about doing the essay, but maybe I should do the practice run and submit the book review? The book review will be based on Biblical Inspiration by I. Howard Marshall, which is also required reading (core text).
I plan to document my progress as this will also serve others that might be considering a biblical education at KEDS. This will also provide me a base to think out loud and interact with some of my friends. They do provide an internal forum that I also plan to use and interact with other students. I do hope to make some new friends along the way.