So, I’ve been spending a bit of time recently on a new project which is a hugely interesting one. It basically ties together all my interests.
I was contacted by the Japan Deaf Evangel Mission, (ViBi) who said “Hey, we hear you’re a missionary in Japan and you have an interest in sign language and you can program computers. We need you.” Read more about A little project I'm working on called "changing global Deaf culture"
Last night a few of us from church went down to the MP hustings organised by Brunswick Baptist Church. Hustings are an interesting English tradition, whereby the candidates for office all attend a meeting and answer questions from the public. They’ve had something of a revival for this election in part because of the churches re-engagement with politics, but while that article says that those at church-sponsored hustings are “likely to ask political hopefuls for their opinion on marriage, abortion, assisted suicide and faith schools”, none of the five questions asked last night fell into those categories. These were about public and local policy issues common to the whole electorate.
The hustings actually changed my mind about who I plan to vote for, and I’ll try to explain why. These are my personal thoughts. You should form your own categories on which to place your vote. Read more about Gloucester hustings
I haven’t posted much this past month because, well, it’s been insane here. I’m taking three modules at college, and two of those are compressed into six weeks rather than the usual twelve, so I’m essentially taking five. Ouch.
But they’re good. I’m learning a lot. The most exciting module for me is on organizational culture and change, and we’re picking up a lot of vocabulary to give voice and expression to some of our experiences with organisations in the past, and to diagnose some situations we see right now. Read more about Under the radar
So, I’m now two weeks into the Masters’ course; how’s it going? Once again, the doctrine of charity constraints what I can say about it. So this is the restrained version. Read more about Student days
So I'm having a "church marketing sucks" day…