I usually don't delve into personal news. In fact it took me awhile to start a blog because I thought this was the point of them. But since this news has bearing on the blog, I thought I'd mention it.
I was just hired to be director of University Christian Ministries, a UCC/Disciples ministry in IL. Given that we're the only liberal religious ministry on campus, we have a unique set of responsibilities and opportunities to affect the way religion is seen on campus.
Along with this, I've been exploring the possibilities of ordination within the Disciples of Christ. The first step would be to become a licensed minister for the campus ministry. I've been working with the state conference on this and the requirements for ordination.
I also recently defended my master's thesis in philosophy on Wieman's theory of creative interchange. Much of that work has affected the site and in many ways the reverse. The topic was applying his ideas to the conflicts which continue to plague the mainline.
Lastly, I was unable to afford the UUA convention. But I hope all went well with the gathering. Someday I'll make it to such a meeting, if only to meet up with other UU bloggers. I was able to attend St. Louis Pride and was impressed by the positive religious presence there.