MA Theology (MAT)
It’s been a long journey to get here and I’m thankful to all those who have made it possible, through whom I’ve received well over a hundredfold in support and encouragement. I’d like to thank the people at Fuller Northwest who have guided me through the MAT in Biblical Studies: Martin Jimenez, my advisor, and all of my professors, Profs. Rich Erickson, Pam and Charlie Scalise, H. Mark Abbott, John Bangs, Bryan Burton, Blaine Charette, Philip Payne, and Darren Sumner. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom! I’d also like to thank my fellow students who have made Fuller a friendly, caring, and faith-filled place. Wherever I go, I know I’ll miss the community at Fuller. I’d also like to thank those in my extended faith family, especially Pat Macaluso and Mike Kurtz, for their years of mentoring; and my immediate family, especially my mom, for her encouraging example of faith, my dad, my role model and inspiration to pursue the professorial vocation, and my mother-in-law, Yim Kuen Lam, for her kind presence in my life. Most of all, I’d like to thank, my wife, Karen, and our daughters, Ella, Hannah, Naomi, and Esther, for their patient and loving support the past three and a half years. I love you! Karen, I couldn’t have done this without you by my side!
As for future plans, my immediate goal is to pursue a PhD in New Testament, emphasizing textual criticism, though where and how are still uncertain. As a family, we’re excited about the possibility of a move to Munster, Germany, or perhaps Birmingham, UK. My long-range vision is to serve as a professor wherever there might be a need for seminary-level instruction. For now, though, it is a journey to a land the Lord will show us.