Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hiatus and Future Directions

It has been quiet here on hyperekperissou over the last couple of months, so I thought I'd better write a short post about why. This year is proving to be an incredibly busy one at work and some of my work-related volunteer projects which, added to getting used to a longer commute with the new house, has sapped up most of my free time and energy which I ususally would give to blogging. This is one reason why I've been incredibly grateful to Joel and Rod for taking on the Patristics Carnivals over the last few months because that has freed me up considerably. But the larger problem of what to do about this blog remains because things do not look like they're going to settle down anytime soon.

Add to this, I've really not been getting ideas about what I should personally be writing. That may be a function of lacking time to read and reflect or it could be symptomatic that it is time to change my approach or my projects in regard to patristics. I really don't know.

So, the long and the short of where I am right now is that I think I have to accept that I need to take a step back from blogging over the next few months. I will continue to coordinate the Patristics Carnvival and post a carnival or two, if I need to (although I can still use help with hosting!). If I get any brilliant ideas about a blog post, I'll do that, but I just don't want to force it. Meanwhile, I'll be trying to figure out what direction God is leading me as far as my patristics interests and this blog. Prayers are always gratefully accepted and any brilliant ideas welcomed.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Call of Submissions- Patristics Carnival XXVIII

Welcome to Patristic Carnival XXVIII. This month, we're over at Political Jesus. Thanks, Rodney, for taking on the Carnival for this month.

The guidelines remain the same as the Modest Proposal entry back in November, 2006 and my additions in August, 2007.

The last day of submission will be September 30 and the postings will be up in the week of October 4th.

Remember you can offer submissions on the carnival site or the dedicated e-mail (


Monday, September 07, 2009

Patristics Carnival XXVII

Patristics Carnival XXVII is now up at The Church of Jesus Christ blog. Thanks very much to Joel (Polycarp) for his willingness to take on this month's blog and for his hard work. Enjoy!

I do have a tentative host for next month, although I do have to confirm it in the next day or two. Watch this space and we'll announce where Patristics Carnival XXVIII will be.