Tuesday, 14 July 2009

At Request

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Today I had my induction. This was essentially an information overload, in order to forget it all, before I pick it up again in September. I'm not sure I really need to know where the candles are at this point in time, nor do I need to retain the information of which coloured fob is on which key that leads to which door. Write it down, and give it to me when I start working there.

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I've been given some books to read prior to me starting. 'Hope For The Church: contemporary strategies for growth.' 'The Road To Growth: towards a thriving church'. 'The Healthy Churches' Handbook.' I'm sure they're good, and I'm sure there is a reason why the vicar has asked me to read them. I just can't fathom it yet. Anyone read them, and have any thoughts?

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I'm writing this so I remember at a later date. Remind me to blog about McLaren's 'The Secret Message of Jesus.' Spoiler: it's pretty bad.

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I want to have a secret blog that I write about next year and work and church and Anglicanism. However, I want to tell everyone about it. This is problematic. Also, I'm not sure what I can do with this. Do I still want a personal blog? Oh, all these damned questions.

What I do know, however, is that I'll probably go to Wordpress. It's so much cooler, and I have have pretty pictures, and everything. Perhaps.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL! You won't be starting in September if they read this!

Phil Groom said...

Sure you still want a personal blog, but at some point you'll have to update your profile info: 21 is for a limited period only. Trust me, I've been there.

Hey - my wife reviewed The Road To Growth a while back: just read her review and you're sorted ;)

So what's with the downer on McLaren's Secret Message? I kinda liked it. You're not one of those freakin' conservatives are you (as opposed to ravin' loony liberal like me)? Ha. Go for it. Look forward to dissing it <evil grin> (joke, OK??).

Have fun with the keys to the kingdom...

thesamesky said...

I concur with Anon - be careful what you say on a public blog. Wordpress is excellent (I've just switched over) but I suggest if you'll be blogging about work that you make the blog anonymous. You can still give the address to friends you trust, and they will 'know' but there is nothing worse than being attacked by the church/work because of blogging. As I know, and wish I didn't.

David said...

Yeah, anonymity sounds like the best ploy. Not that I intend to write anything defamatory, but more to poke a few holes in the Church's, and my own self-importance.

Thanks for the links, Phil. I shall certainly read the reviews. As for McLaren, I'm only part way into the book, and it's not bad. It's just not particularly good either. Perhaps it picks up.

Sam said...

The Secret Message of Jesus + your comment = correct

What an awful, possibly heretical, waste of all our time...without sounding judgemental...

In other news, Dave Stroud's new book, 'Planting Chruches, Changing Communities' looks good and has quotes from our very own Pete Cornford...

David said...

Oh, excellent. I love differing opinions. I shall definitely read it now. Any particular reason for your dislike of it, Sam?

thesamesky said...

Oooh - am looking forward to watching you poke holes in the church's self-importance. That does sound interesting! :)