Well, 2018 is finally here, and Studying With God is officially entering its third calendar year!
So, 2017 was an odd-year in many ways. I got in a bad car accident early on, which radically altered my day-to-day life for over 75% of the year. Now, it wasn’t all bad, and I learned a lot and was able to spend time with my parents, which was great.
Additionally, in Fall 2017 I started at Bible college (at Liberty University), and completed a couple courses. Now, 2018 will be slightly different, mainly because finances are a bit tighter overall, and I need to adjust my education spending.
I haven’t quite decided yet, but I may only be taking one class this Spring semester vs. two … my goal is to do around 15-20 credits annually (three semesters) but that can be tough. So I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be doing Liberty University-wise as the year starts.
Luckily, in December I finally took the plunge and got Logos 7 Gold, a Bible software program and library designed for serious Biblical study. I’ve gone through nearly half of the introductory video lessons for it, and it’s amazing. I may be doing some sort of topical writing/media as the year goes on, using that software. It’s being paid off on a monthly basis, so that’s another reason why I may reduce my Liberty class load (to lessen education costs overall).
Lastly, I plan to drastically cut back on book and video spending this year. I have dozens of things that are new/haven’t been covered yet, and I’m all set that way.
I want to thank everyone who has come by and followed the blog since early 2016, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you about Biblical movies, shows, books and translations for years to come!