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Monday, March 13, 2006

Hello! I will be studying at Regent's Park College at Oxford University for six weeks this summer. In thinking about how best to share photographs and the "Oxford Experience" with my friends and colleagues, Blogger seemed the best option.

I leave for the UK on May 16th, and will return on June 27th. Not a long time, but long enough.

I'll be studing with the Rev. Dr. Paul Sheppy, a real Oxford Don who is a whole lot smarter than I am, and who knows a lot about my particular interest...Death rituals and rites for 20th and 21st century Christians.

I'm enrolled as a Doctor of Ministry candidate in the School of Theology at Boston University, where I am also called as the Associate Dean of Religious Life at Marsh Chapel, the University's Office of Religious Life.

More posts will follow, as will very, very rough drafts of what I am writing.

4 comments:

tireiron chef said...

Sounds like a great opportunity! I'll check in here from time to time.

Jim Olson said...

hooray! you're my first message tireiron. Glad to see that works as well.

I can't wait to go...it will be a lot of work, but I am saving time for touristing, and I'll be posting a bunch of pictures along the way.

Bob Merkin said...

are you trying to keep this dignified, or would you like to hear about my preferences for my death ritual?

I hosed up a ton of tourist souvenirs at Cambridge. Bring me back something from Oxford. You know the kind of stuff I like.

If you get a day off, check out Bletchley Park, it's pretty near Oxford and Cambridge.

Jim Olson said...

I'd be fascinated to hear what you want for your obsequies. Here is fine.