Jack Thompson is changing careers. No longer allowed to practice law in Florida, Thompson has enrolled in the Reformed Theological Seminary, and is working on a book with University of Miami School of Education professor Eugene Provenzo called "Activism 101."
According to the web site for the seminary school, "Reformed Theological Seminary serves the church by preparing its leaders through a program of graduate theological education based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God and committed to the historic Reformed Faith. We invite you to browse through our seminary web site to learn more about the programs available at our various Seminary campuses in Jackson MS, Orlando FL, Charlotte NC, Washington DC, Atlanta GA and our Virtual Campus."
While he probably has not given up on railing against the interactive entertainment and music industry when it suits him, this could be the beginning of a kinder, gentler Thompson.
Some interesting quotes from Thompson via this report in the Miami New Times.. the first relates to his influence on public opinion:
"I believe I influenced public policy," says Thompson, referring to a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. "I could write a book on how to get disbarred, but it probably wouldn't sell as well."
..and a quote on being a thorn in the side of various people:
"I'm a pain in the neck to a lot of people," says Thompson. "Thirty-one years fighting with the bar and the entertainment industry is a pretty good run. I'm surprised that I lasted that long."
We wish him well in his vocation.