George Fox Evangelical Seminary is located at the Portland Center. This semester I have been spending more time at George Fox University’s main campus in Newberg, Oregon. One of the reasons is that Newberg has better literary resources for my thesis project. The other reason is that I have been attending Paul Anderson’s Writings of John class.

This summer will include more Newberg time. The class lineup for the summer is as follows: BIST 543 Biblical Exegesis/Hermeneutics with Kent Yinger (a May term intensive), BIST 595 Independent Study in the Bi-Optic Understanding of the Gospels of John and Mark with Paul Anderson, and continuing thesis research throughout the summer. Part of the independent study will require me to meet with the students working on the other comparisons, so Newberg will become quite a bit of a home for me.

I am quite ready to wrap this semester up and move into a fresh beginning—for everything, not just school. But first, the 2010 Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting in lovely Victoria, British Columbia.