Sunday, 26 July 2009

My new blog

It's mainly for me. I'm working on my next big writing project, but also thinking about the thing that is nearest to my heart--Anglican Christianity. I'm hoping that by messing around for a little bit of time each day, I can get the juices flowing, test out ideas, and just generally kick-start the process!

Currently, I work for the Diocese of Canterbury, training Ordained Local Ministers and (Lay) Readers. Each day I pass this:

It should be, and is, an inspiring sight, and I keep saying that I'm going to get writing. But I haven't done much in the year I've been in post. It's been a steep learning curve, and a busy year. I finished off a couple of essays that will be coming out as part of a few edited collections later this year--but it's time for the next book, which will be in Anglican theology.

NOT another history of Anglicanism. There are tons of those, some better than I could ever write. I intend to write a book of the main topics in theology that Anglican Christianity has proven a particular genius for, and to give examples of how this has developed over the 500 years since the Reformation.

Tons of ideas--but they just haven't come together yet. Perhaps I can make them by committing to doing a few moments here each day.

Funnily enough, although I'm linking this to my signature for a couple of blogs I follow, I don't much mind if nobody follows this one. I'm not planning on putting much effort into making it interesting looking, and I don't care much if anyone comments. That's not what this is about.

This one is for me. Who looks, looks.

It maybe ought to be 'Angles ON Anglicanism', but so what? That's what editors are for. But as I start, I'm reading Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, which actually isn't about fishing at all. A conversation I had a few days ago was about how it is sort of the quintissential Anglican book, and yes, I can see that. So I'm reading it semi-carefully, and thinking about this more and more as I start putting together ideas.

Okay, enough for today. Tomorrow, perhaps more.

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