This week’s “Sunday’s Best” is actually last week’s “Sunday’s Best.” I did not get around to posting last week’s WuMo which did a great job of capturing something critical about our particular moment in time.
I’ve found my use of social media continually on the slow-down. It’s not just the posting, mind you; it’s also the reading and perusing. I’d much rather blog, even if it is posting to the void for me. I find that I just don’t have the personality for tweeting. And I don’t have the consistency necessary for a real presence on Facebook. Instagram is mostly for travel. None of these things helps in good ways for me (except for Twitter, because that’s where some of my favorite thinkers and writers are present).
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The school year is already flying by. September will be over in a snap, it seems. The next three weeks are particularly crazy, with a social, a camp, grading, and final preparation for travel to England and Scotland. Beyond that, I’m working hard at my new position at school, visiting teachers as they attempt “faith integration” lessons. I’ve got a meeting with administration this week to check-in and articulate some plans and ideas for what is next.
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The bookshelf has been kind to me lately. I’m currently reading the sixth Rivers of London novel: The Hanging Tree. I’m amazed at how unique each of Aaronovitch’s novels ends up being . . . and all while building one large narrative. After a novel set in the countryside, book six has Peter Grant back in London and working a case with the wealthy. Beyond that, I just finished Faith for Exiles, the latest Barna book. It’s a great read in the way that everything Barna does is great: it gives you permission for good but difficult conversations. I’m just over halfway through The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching by Glanzer and Alleman. It’s been a really good read for me, a good way to filter and add to my understanding of teaching from a faith perspective.
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