Sunday, September 09, 2007

I'm so tired

At this point, I'm running on gas fumes. This process is really getting to me. Trying to complete a doctoral thesis while holding down a way-more-than-full-time-job. On top of it, I'm not the most organized person, nor do I have the best time management skills. so, I'm running on very little sleep. I never did post on last weeks class, so I'll share a bit here about it:

Admittedly, it was not the best class so far. I was not as organized and was just really tired. I'm just really tired already this week, but I'm much more prepared for Tuesday's class. Hopefully, I'll survive tomorrow (another marathon day) and make it to Tuesday morning. Anyway, back to last week's class. Oh, geeze, I can't even remember that far back. Thank goodness I'm taping these. I know we talked about liturgy and what it is and means and why we should care. As well we talked about the Book of Confessions and the Book of Order of the PC(USA) and what those documents have to tell us about worship. It really was probably my least creative class. Just a bunch of talking and rather unenthusiastic discussion. Oh well, they all can't be home run hits, right?

This week, we're looking at worship and community; symbols and their role in worship; and arts in worship (music, dance, visual, drama, language arts, etc.) For their homework this last week I gave them different sections of worship to plan with a focus on congregational engagement. We'll present some of those in class this week as well. It's kind of their first foray into worship planning - a practicum, if you will.

I really must get to sleep now... as soon as Jack and I finish listening to our favorite radio program: NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me


Blogger Tripp Hudgins said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog. And you totally hit the nail on the head in your comment. The ritual habit of Sabbath and prayer are the external manifestations of a heart turned to God (There's a chicken/egg thing here, too.). A heart turned to god may be able to do what I suggested, though scripture suggests that this ain't always easy.

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Keep up the good work on the doctoral thesis. You are on the right path. I stop in here every now and again to check up on you. I was a Webber-ite in seminary. I miss him.

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