A lot of our friends and family have been asking us what’s next after I finish my thesis. It’s a question that Mary Beth and I honestly could not answer even a month ago. But after a whirlwind month, we can say:
The Cerones are officially moving across the country to Bellingham, Washington!
Some of you might have noticed that I haven’t blogged in about a month. The only thing that I’ve posted has been a weekly series on Chrysostom that I prepared in January (it’s set to run out on Week 13, btw, as I haven’t and won’t have the time to complete it). I want to apologize for my absence and let you know what is going on in our lives.
In January, Dr. Black passed along an opportunity to write some articles for the Lexham Bible dictionary. I decided to write six: Naomi, Jesse son of Obed, Covenant Code, Postexilic Period, The Lives of the Prophets, and Oath. Shortly after I concluded writing those articles, Dr. Runge posted an opportunity to work with him at Logos over the summer developing Discourse Handbooks on the Greek New Testament. I applied.
This week, I was offered a job in Bellingham, Washington. Mary Beth’s work has approved of her moving up to Bellingham with me and working remotely. I’m incredibly excited to start work on 1 Thessalonians with Dr. Runge in May.
Things to do:
- Write as much as possible of my thesis before we move
- Pack up the house
- Find a place to stay in Bellingham
- Find a renter for our place while we are gone
Be praying for us as we try and get everything in order, and please continue to forgive my absence from the blogosphere.
I can think of no one more deserving of this great honor. Congratulations!
We are really excited for you guys!
Wonderful news! I will be praying for you all as you prepare and move to Washington. Can I get a “friends and family discount” on Logos software? 🙂
God bless you,
You have nothing to apologize for! What an exciting opportunity! Keeping you in my prayers as you navigate this busy time.
Great news! Congrats Jacob!
Jacob, that is awesome to hear! Congrats!!! You will do great things with Dr. Runge.
Congrats, bro! You’ll probably need a second home just to keep all your books. 😛
Ha! Last night I was telling Mary Beth that I never feel like we have enough books until it’s time to pack them all up.
This is really great news Jacob! Congratulations to you and the family!