Posting average is way down... here's what I've actually been up to lately.
1. Reading the Fathers. I made it through Athanasius' Orationes contra Arianos, which took some time but was well worth it. Last week I spent with Basil in De Spiritu Sancto and some of his Epistles, this week I've been reading Gregory Nazianzen's Theological Orations. It's a great experience. I'm still keenly aware that I owe Nick Norelli a blog post on the trinity very shortly though.
2. With the Ruth sermon series finished (sadly chapter 4 involved some equipment failure and so no audio), this week we're launching into John, which I'm pretty excited about. I wish Chrysostom hadn't written so many homilies just on chapter 1 though!
3. Speaking of John's Gospel, I'm auditing a subject on narrative criticism and John's gospel, which I'm still woefully behind on because I haven't got stuck into the readings yet.
4. Just yesterday we started a new ministry opportunity in a local boys' juvenile detention centre. We met with the chaplain earlier this week, and went in yesterday. It will be a slow, regular process of getting to know the guys inside and building a relationship with them and sharing faith and life together.
5. I'd quite like to go the APECSS Conference in Japan this year, but without a paper to present I can't really justify it at all. So if you have any suggestions for some research I could do on Early Christian Letters, I'd love to take them and run with it.