I made the long trek over rugged mountains to consult with the Wizards of Geek. I have been advised to bring my ailing computer in for them to perform whatever arcane rites computer type wizards perform in their dark palaces. I am told these rituals involve vacuuming dust bunnies and feeding RAMs. I secretly believe they will spend five days of fasting and incantations whispered in dead languages.
In any event I will be without benefit of a computer for five (5) business days. You are unlikely to hear from me before next Friday.
We near the end of the gospel of John. It may be useful for folks to consider where we are with this project. Do we lay it down? Do we continue with another book? Do something else?
I personally found John VERY long and if we do something else I would prefers something shorter. But I’m open to being persuaded. There have also been a few folks who were more active in the past and feel less engaged now. If this is because this doesn’t met their needs well and good. But if there is something we can do to make this place more welcoming or inclusive of their points of view I would appreciate hearing that too.
I feel the best Bible studies build a community together — which I think has happened. But I also fear we have become too intellectual. This feeds something in me. But maybe not what the spirit wants feeding. But I’m also not sure whether that is a valid concern and if it is how to address that.
I guess what I’m saying is — the end of this gospel is an opportunity for us to grow into something else if that’s what we want. We can share what is important to each other hear to preserve it and also share what we would like to see different and try to make that happen.
No especial need to address this now. I’ll raise this concern again when we’re done with John. Just thought it might be could to start the pot simmering.