May the blessing of our Lord Christ abide on y'all: I know that there are several of us who are "late bloomers" when it comes to the academic scene. I mean by that we have gotten out "Academic Credentials" to teach College or Seminary later in life and by circuitous routes like myself. I could enumerate all of my friends here on the Bb but that has been done again and again. I was wondering what could those of us do in the academic ministry who fill this bill? Some ideas (any) you might have would be appreciated. 1. I know some who are teaching full time, even in Bible and Theology, their heart's first love. 2. I know some who are teaching adjunctively even outside of their discipline. 3. I know some who are writing (and even getting published as time goes along). 4. I know some who are using their advanced degrees to preach as the pulpit minister or senior preaching elder. This may be the best gig yet. 5. I know some who are doing anything they can that even resembles academic work. 6. I know some, although they are really old, who consider from time to time going on to get the first "terminal degree" or the doctorate that may make them terminal.:laugh: Please add to the list and be welcome to contribute. I would appreciate some serious comments and observations as my time runs out. Some humor (old age type) would be acceptable too! "That is all!"