Thursday, January 05, 2006

On Picking up where I left off . . .

On April 7 last year, I decided that I needed to interact live in a blog comment context, to test an idea that blogs could be used in a distance education context. Soon, and for months, I was embroiled in an intense back-forth over at the Evangelical Outpost, especially on topics related to Intelligent Design. [Cf here and here for two major threads that give a flavour of what has been going on.]

Plainly, blogs are indeed a suitable tool for forum-style educational approaches, though moderation of the more unruly participants is an issue. That means that we are in a position to develop an online, networked programme of discipleship training focussed on preparing a critical mass of the church and people of the Caribbean for prophetic intelectual and cultural leadership in the emerging global world of C21. So, while I am a bit weary and sore on a few points, I have learned much that will be useful for the GLI initiative.

Thus also, now, it is time to return to my own agenda and strategy.

Therefore, over the next little while, I will be doing reflective observations on what the past nine months have taught me, linking to updated or newly created pages in my reference site, and moving ahead. I crave your prayers; inputs are also welcome.

Grace to all in this new year. AMEN

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