After two days of classes the semester seems to be shaping up quite nicely. I wanted to share two things I’m particularly excited (and nervous) about:
1) I’ll be auditing a class on aesthetics taught in Sydney’s department. I’ve never done any work in philosophy, so I’m proud of myself for branching out. It doesn’t hurt that the instructor has an aesthetically-pleasing Scottish accent, but I’m in for some tough (and alien) reading. Wish me luck!
2) I’ve joined a Christian women faculty and grad student book group, in which we’ll be working our way through Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy. I’ve never been in a religious reading group before, so I don’t really know what to expect. I wish I could say that my being new will mean that I’ll keep my mouth shut until I know the ropes, but I can assure you now that that won’t happen. Let’s hope I’m a quick learner, in any case! The women in this group seem wonderful, so much of my nervousness has been assuaged. I’m excited to get in some time with women (Sydney’s wonderful, but not female) and apply my brain to theology. Now, if I could just be sure that I wouldn’t say something disastrously heretical . . .