Anyhow, it's been a very long time since my last post here, and the time gap corresponds exactly with the Fall Semester in school.
Personally, it was a tough semester.
I had a lot of students (42 of them) and at the end of the semester had to prepare for two new courses.
The end of the calendar year always means a lot of extra work for church treasurers, and we had a couple of unusual situations come up that took even more time. In addition, I had a number of extra meetings to attend.
It's also been a time of personal health issues and a couple of sad friendship events—maybe not that time-consuming, but certainly energy-consuming. And certainly politics is all part of it. Several reputable publications have discussed the phenomenon that the current political climate has brought out a plethora of symptoms: eating disorders, depression, etc. I think I've gotten caught up in that.
It's time for a change.
With the new year, I'm going to write more blog items. Here's a beginning brainstorm list:
- How should we react to people who disagree with us? (And what do we do about politics?)
- "Christianism," Christianity, and the Episcopal church
- Knowing more about churchmanship than about the Bible
- I haven't quite decided what to think about doctrinal purity
- A Mighty Fortress Is Our Church