Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Archer has Returned

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.

6 comments:

Emily said...

Congratulations, both for surviving the Plunge, (I imagine Pittsburgh was VERY interesting) and above all, for getting to go to Westcott!

Sandy said...

Congratulations! And I really mean it! (Hopefully you arent joking about this) ha ha
Who would ever joke around about serious things? ;)

Raisin said...

Archer, congratulations on Westcott! That's awesome!

BrotherBeal said...

I'll make sure to keep you posted on the Longhorns while you're abroad. Congrats!

Stephen Newell said...

Hey! Many back-pats to you! Just so you know, our school sends students to Oxford, so you shouldn't be TOO alone out there. Just look for the guys with Southern accents talking about justification by faith. *wink*

The Archer of the Forest said...

I am finally beginning to process the fact that this time next year, I will be in England. When I returned from Plunge, I was so tired, I do not think the news even registered.