Would that my lack of blogging were due to immersion in the Joy of Sox.
Still swamped. Have been meaning to post my sermon from last Sunday, but I haven't had time to reconstruct it; I had the beginning and end fully written and the middle only in outline form and preached that part extemporaneously. Life is beyond busy here (thank you, Mimi, for the kind thoughts and prayers) with all the usual (three courses and attendant prep and recovery, online work, correction of assignments, meetings with students about their research paper topics because it's that time of the semester) plus extra meetings with students which took up my usually open Friday, and then one of my two computers (the one I own as opposed to the one my school owns) going into a coma and requiring my usually quiet writing Saturday to be spent with the nice tech people. (I am going to need a new machine, but for now we have the hard drive rigged up so I can read it from the computer that works -- anyone want to donate a laptop to an impoverished church lady?) And then in the middle of the week I had to drive to Raleigh for meetings at the diocesan offices. That is, as they say in New York, a shlep. (See definition 2 for the noun here.)
And (now you're going to feel really sorry for me) I leave next Friday for Europe, where I am giving a paper at a conference on the church. (Okay, the conference is on ecclesiology and ecumenism, but I thought I'd spare you the jargon.)
I know, I said this blog wouldn't be a journal, but several of you out there are friends and it's a good way to keep in touch even if I keep the really personal details out of this space.
Oh, and I'm building a new blog related to some of my work on church and race here, and it is launching on All Saints' Day, which if I am not mistaken is Thursday and the day before I leave town.
Stay tuned for news of that. I am off to church. Thank God for small congregations with 11:00 a.m. liturgies.
P.S. Is anyone else flabbergasted that there is a debate going on in certain corners (actually, it's more the fact that there is hardly a debate) about whether God is a Christian? It boggles the theological mind.