The semester is coming to a close
This week is “dead” week at Gonzaga University. Basically this means that every professor of mine is trying to squeeze in their last lecture or two before our final exams take place next week. I must say that this semester’s classes have been exceptionally interesting and engaging, yet I am looking forward to a change of pace over Christmas break and a fresh start in January.
I haven’t been the best about blogging regularly in the past couple of weeks, mainly due to the fact that I started a second blog recently. I am currently taking a religion course entitled “Memory and Story: Francis of Assisi and Johann Baptist Metz.” I have enjoyed this course tremendously because it is a great topic and the lectures have been engaging and thought provoking. In a nut shell, the seminar course (only 13 students are in the class) investigated the significance of Francis of Assisi’s life and drew a comparison to the contemporary Germany theologian Metz. The comparison was particularly focused on the current global political environment and the general sense of apathy in humanity. Our final project for the class is to create a current portrayal of Francis of Assisi using contemporary media. In short, I started a Francis of Assisi blog at http://www.francisrocks.blogspot.com – check it out.
Other than that, I have begun the daunting task of studying for my six finals. The countdown until I fly home is down to eight days, which in itself is exciting because I have not seen the majority of my family since last May.