Education Decisions: to PhD or not?

For the past two months I’ve been thinking and praying about what school would be looking like for me in the relatively near future. In talking with some close friends and also family, I’m rather seriously considering the possibility of doing a research masters degree in the UK and moving directly from there in to MPhil & PhD studies. Canadians have a couple funding options that US students don’t have and I’m hoping to be able to take advantage of them.

At this point, its still a potential possibility, but slow things are beginning to take shape. I have at least two different ideas for research topics that would definitely work. And I’ve contacted professors at schools where I’d enjoy studying. Right now, I’ll just give you the hint that I’m interested in studying Greek & linguistics.

At this point where things are so tentative, I don’t want to say who I’ve contacted or what schools I’m looking at, but in the coming months/year if things solidify, I’ll definitely share more information – just don’t tell my missions recruiters, they’re trying to get my wife and I to the field as quickly as they can.

Where will this go? I’m not sure at this point. But the possibility and the idea are exciting and if the doors open to make it happen. I’ll definitely be walking through.