Ah I am on holiday this week! I love the UK weather - grey! I love my list of jobs to do - none! I love that i've set the kids clock back by an hr each night so they get up at 8 thinking it is 7!
I am starting to gear up for running the marathon - I am meant to be doing a half marathon in sept but it looks like I will be on holiday for that! Nevermind, as part of my training I have started using Map My Run which not only maps where I run (using google maps), works out the distance, calories burnt off, average pace etc but acts as a training diary as well.
I wrote a guest piece for Jason Clark's site last week, asking the Q: "are we fundamentalist enough?" It was prompted by a documentary I watched which was occassionaly scary and often quite hyped! The question is whilst it is easy to be offensive and the label fundamentalist carries such -ive connatations, what does a healthy christian fundamentalist look like/sound like/be like? If someone was following me around with a camara what would I say/do? It prompted 4 questions in my mind:
- what does our views of sexuality sound/look like?
- what do we think of science/arts/culture - how are we shaped and shape?
- how do we treat/interact with other religions/beliefs
- what do we campaign for/protest about/involve ourselves in?
Interestingly there is a a great week of thought over at Jason's this week: a faith to live for... a faith to die for? We have a guest author Craig Hovey, who is exploring where martyrdom fits into our western christianity? Worth stopping by and engaging with!