Not With A Bang

Today’s the last day of my last class at Duke. Since I have no idea what (or whether) I’ll be teaching next year, this feels like… kinda… the end, as far as I know. I have been knocking myself out for so long to make myself a good teacher and to make a valuable contribution to the theory of my field, with some demonstrable accomplishments on both counts, it’s quite disorienting to arrive at this situation.
Yes, it’s not at all unlikely that I’ll eventually land another teaching job. The difference between “there’s a strong chance” and “too bad that didn’t pan out” seems particularly vivid to me, though, for the time being.

4 thoughts on “Not With A Bang

  1. I feel your pain (< 1 month to graduation and no job yet…) and I offer my prayers and shouts of encouragement. You’re an awesome teacher, and any institution would be lucky to have you!

  2. and when all this silliness is behind us and we are back again in our several saddles, we’ll laugh and say wasn’t that ridiculous, what was all that about? let’s not do that again!

  3. I don’t know what to say or offer, but please know that I’m thinking of you and hoping that theological education wakes up one day soon and begins to innovate…

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