I have taken ages writing the last post on the link love meme, convincing myself of its importance - 'I would be letting people down' - it has been a happy half hour in procrastination.
These are the things that I need to really do
I have only 104 days to prepare myself for BAP - how one quite goes about preparing for this I do not know - lots of prayer and reflection, writing and reading...and just living I guess. If anyone wants to share with me anything that they found particularly useful I would be grateful.
I have to begin writing a defence of Penal Substitutionary Atonement. This will be an interesting academic exercise, which I have chosen deliberately because I am interested in the debates which surround this and what it means for evangelicals. This is so heavy, it is the reason I have been procrastinating. It's just how I begin to organise a structure for this which is troubling me.The question is 'To what extent can a coherent defense be made of penal substitution in the face of contemporary criticism?'
I have to deliver holiday club for the under 5s on April 6th on Easter so if anybody has any resources that would be great so that I can do something fresh, rather than relying on the stuff I have made a while back.
I have to write a theological reflection for my DDO between 500 - 750 words long on something undertaken by me or my church. Can any of you already ordained people out there remember doing this and if so give me a few hints please on the sort of thing you found it interesting to reflect upon.
I need to rewrite certain sections of my BAP forms because I sound a little too pioneering! I need to write to persuade the BAP team that I am interested in sustaining the more traditional expressions of church too, which I am - honest! No really, I am. I am not a pioneer in the modern-day church sense of the word. I want to be involved in the traditional and the more creative.
So.... exciting and nerve-wracking times. God is so good - this is all so great I keep praying that this might all happen and I forget that I am making steps forward. When I have constantly got my eyes fixed on the future, I need also to look behind me to see the footprints I've already left and the extra ones where God was walking with me. I'm now running and feel a little out of breath but I just keep on going, I can see the path and there are hurdles but hopefully I'll clear them.