No odd theological ideas today. Just a question of personal significance:

I have a doctorate in theology. I’ve taught in Finland as a professor of church history, and as a lecturer in Orthodox systematic theology and patristics. I’ve been the head of an Orthodox theological institute affiliated to Cambridge University. I’ve got twenty years’ teaching experience at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

It appears that there is no place in Finland, in either academia or church, where I can use my education and experience. The doors appear to be closed to me. I have not worked in academic theology since July 2007. I have been unemployed for the greater part of the past five years.

Is there a place here where I can offer what I have to give? Or should I admit defeat and give up theology for something else?

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