I just got back from Pittsburgh, completing my 10 days as a Plunger for my Church, Ministry, and Culture class. Calvary Church in Pittsburgh is really something else. They struck me as very silver spoon liberal, which really irritates my blue collar tendencies. But they were incredibly nice folks and treated us like absolute royalty. It was a good trip and I learned an incredible amount of ideas for church ministry that I could translate to a rural/small town scale with some modifications. That excites me, actually.
In other news, upon my return, I learned as I walked in the door that I had been accepted into the student exchange program with Westcott House in Cambridge, UK, for next fall quarter. I had applied but did not think from the other folks who said they were going to apply, that I had more than about a 1 in 4 chance or so. This is a really exciting prospect, the magnitude of which has not sunk in yet. (I'm just too tired to process any more information). Guess I need to practice up on my fake British accent.