People all over the web are posting their plans for 2010. So Natalie and I thought we’d join the club.
These are our real world plans:
- Natalie’s starting a PhD at Melbourne Uni. She’ll be getting acquainted with the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry there as she begins her investigation of the interplay between faith identity, culture and national identity among migrant Christian communities. As part of this, Natalie’s preparing to launch a new blog On the Way Home as an experiment in what she likes to call ‘open source research’.
- I’m talking to AFES about working with them in partnership with evangelical student groups at a couple of university campuses. Things are beginning to firm up and I’m already champing at the bit to get out there! [They’ve already set me up with my very own profile page.] Obviously, this will require quite a bit of prayer and financial support. We’d love to have your prayers — please sign up to our mailing list to get regular updates.
- Before getting stuck in to either of those things, we’re going to do some travel. New York and the UK are currently on the drawing board. It’s kind of a universities tour: we hope to visit friends and family at Princeton, Cambridge and Oxford as well as taking in a couple of conferences in London and Newcastle.
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In the virtual world the plan is to stick with many of our familiar themes…
- The person and work of Jesus,
- God’s providence and the problem of evil,
- Reflections on art and popular culture,
- And other adventures in philosophy, theological method, and Christian ethics
…but with a twist. In particular, I’m keen to return to the emphasis on the church and Christian living that I started out with. I want my experiences on the ground (and attempts to ‘road test’ some of the stuff I’ve had my head in for the last four years) to bring a new focus to my musings.