Drought conditions continue here in Northern California while my PhD work becomes a flood of activity. "Activity?" you ask. Yes, activity!
I am going to be TAing two classes this semester. They are both introductory classes, one in homiletics and the other in worship. I need to get the homiletics end of my work flowing a bit. It's likely the only chance I'm going to get at getting a seminary job; Professor of Homiletics and Worship. I am still trying to figure out how to get this music thing to work for me. It's an endless sourse of consternation. Alas.
Also there's an online class that I will be teaching with a fellow PhD student called "Missional Liturgy." It should be fun.
I am trying not to think about the other work I have to do at the church today. It's a bit overwhelming.
Lastly, I will be auditing a seminar at Cal Berkeley taught by guest lecturer, Georgina Born. She studies human community formation around the electronic creation and transmission of music. So, yeah. That's pretty much right up my alley these days.
So, again, back to music and how I shoehorn it in. I think I'll have to invent a position somewhere. Yay. I am loving what I do. I love what's in store these next nine months; comps, teaching, reading, pastoring, musicking. They all excite me. They are all of a piece.