Snorkelling in B.C.
“B.C. stands for Bad Choice.” That’s what Leighton, a friend from Saskatchewan, had to say after yet another gruelling summer planting trees in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia.
Wouldn’t you know it, he went on to marry a girl who grew up watching the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean in Courtney, British Columbia. And he lived for close to a decade, as I recall, right on Vancouver Island with all the cool granola people.
Eventually, I also discovered that B.C. has a number of good things going for it, including being the home of Regent College. Stepping through the door into Regent, as a student in 1994, was ironically like opening a window and getting a breath of fresh air.
To change the metaphor, it was comparable to being handed a face mask and a snorkel while floating along and floundering in a state-subsidized secular sea.
Recently I was informed by a fine Regent staff member that a course they are offering in May 2011 would fit quite nicely with this blog. Indeed, it does. And so, here I am putting in a plug for my old alma mater.
Vocation, Work, and Ministry sets out to help bewildered students figure out who they are and how this relates to what they should be doing with their lives. Paul Stevens, a person and a professor I admire and respect, has been fine-tuning this course for at least 17 years. I can only assume that he has recruited some high-quality help by way of Gray Poehell, who is a career consultant with Egron Communications.
“C’est pas cher” would not likely be an appropriate introduction for a French version of Regent College or this 3-credit course. One way to cut the cost in half is to sign up to audit it. But if you have enough money, some time in the afternoon May 9-20, and are looking for quality Christian-based career guidance, this course is sure to help you determine your career direction.
May I only suggest that you be sure to use this quality reflection time in order to develop a clear plan of action. Choosing endless articulate reflection rather than a specific career direction is truly a bad choice.
More information is availabe at www.regent-college.edu/academics/summer/invest.php