Hi all! Apologies for the looooong stretch of relative silence and inactivity. Life has been more than ordinarily full, especially as I have taken on directorial duties with a major grant initiative at my seminary (the “Work with Purpose” initiative – website soon to be up and running, and I’ll post the link here when it is).
The other thing keeping me busy these days is writing my forthcoming book Getting Medieval with C. S. Lewis. I recently traveled to UNC-Chapel Hill to work in their rare book room on a number of medieval books (modern editions of) that were owned and heavily annotated by Lewis. And I am currently (stuck) drafting the chapter on the medieval passion for theology.
What I intend to do during the coming month, as I race toward the Sept. 1 deadline, is reactivate this blog by sharing snippets of the book as they take shape.
In other news, I will soon be heading up a team launching a brand spanking new online faith-and-work channel over at patheos.com. The funding is in place, the organizing meeting is in a few weeks in Boston, we start work in earnest on Oct 1, and “God willin’ an’ the creek don’t rise,” the channel will launch on Dec 1. At that point the reflections on the theology of work, vocation, and economics that have dotted the pages of this blog during the past year will disappear (or compact into brief one- or two-sentence links pointing to that blog).
Ahhhh. It’s good to be back.
Watch this space.
Peace, joy, and the stimulating exercise of our God-given minds together,