Note: please see post below on recent blog problems. I hope to have them resolved soon 🙂 I graduated last Friday night with my Doctor of Ministry degree from Abilene Christian University. The photo to your left of me looking like an odd, monk creature was taken by Emily on her mobile phone when we […]

Congradulations (yes, I know it’s misspelled)

Yesterday, I successfully defended my doctoral Project Thesis and was congratulated by my committee at ACU's Graduate School of Theology as, "Dr. Spivey." I must admit. I enjoyed it. Shhhhhhhhh… But, I didn't enjoy it for the reasons you might think. As T.S. Eliot put it, "Half of the harm that is done in this […]

Finally, Defense Time

It's finally time for me to defend my doctoral Project Thesis at ACU. Lord willing, I will on Monday morning in Abilene. If successful, I will graduate as Dr. Tim on August 6th. People continue their education for a variety of reasons. For me, it's always been about the journey—trying to become a more effective […]