I'm going to start the Liberty Ed.D. at the end of the month. A few factors determined this course: 1) I have a very positive impression of Liberty from my MA studies. 2) My current job's schedule works well with the required intensives for Liberty. I should only have to use vacation days for one of the three required intensives. 3) Liberty's religious affiliation and integration of faith in the curriculum works well with my employment in Christian higher education as well as with my plans for work in my church's education ministry. 4) My research interests address religion, psychology, and education, and the ethos of Liberty is appropriate for this kind of research. 5) I have discussed this with my wife and with my pastor, and I feel that this is the right thing to do at this time. (Here's hoping I don't pull a "SurfDoctor" and change my program ).