I'll be officially welcomed to the Wheaton community tomorrow morning at 9:00 ... by a Theological German exam. After that we'll be oriented to the library. Granted, knowing German is a prerequisite for enrollment. Still, I can't help feeling that it's an intimidating way to say, "Welcome to Wheaton!"
If you think of it, prayers are appreciated! I've been spending about 3 hours a day on this language with its convoluted sentences often 5 lines long. It's coming along, but there's no way to tell for sure how I'll do until tomorrow. Last year, 3 of the 4 brilliant new recruits failed it. There is at least some comfort in that: if I fail I'll be in good company!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
trial by fire
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.