The Apologetic Update Post

updateI know, it is a bad cliche: infrequent posts over the course of six months, with an occasional apologetic update post.

I really hate those.

Yet here we are.

I would be lying if I said that one year ago I thought I would be living in Texas and going to school. Since our move in December life has moved incredibly fast and I am amazed that it is June. So, how about a run down on just what has been happening here lately:

  • I finished my first semester of seminary, and it didn’t kill me. In fact it has been an incredible experience, God has been speaking quite specifically to me about why I am here, and how he has brought us to Waco. I am also pretty stoked because I pulled off a 4.0, which will shock anyone acquainted with my undergraduate experience.
  • Theresa and I have plugged into a fantastic church here in Waco.
  • Ministry Briefing continues to grow, and we are getting ready to make a few tweaks that I think will make it an even better tool for church leaders.
  • XP Briefing launched in March, and has grown like crazy. I am particularly excited about this because it focuses more on the business side of church and covers subjects that aren’t typically covered in seminary.
  • My work with eGive has continued, and I have gotten to help dozens of churches leverage online giving to fund ministry.
  • We are mostly done unpacking our home, have hosted a bunch of guests in our guest room (come visit!), and are starting to feel settled in Waco… it is a good feeling.
  • Today I started my next class: Scriptures I… more on this in a minute.

That’s what has been happening in Texas lately, so let’s talk a little bit about what is going to be happening blog wise in the days to come.

Six weeks ago I decided that I would start regularly blogging again in June. While I have a ton of topics lined up, I was offered the option of blogging for course credit for my scriptures class. This is a bit of a no brainer, so do not be surprised to see a handful of Old Testament related posts over the next few weeks.

That’s the news from Waco…

What’s been happening with YOU?


About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.

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  • Jamie Dukes

    Matt my name is Jamie Dukes, friend of Min Kemp. I think you mention so great points. I also feel that the wall being re-built is similar to your relationship with God being re-built after you have stepped away from God/the church. I am grateful that God never steps away from us. Even in our darkest hours, he still love us and wants the best for us.