Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Year's Resolutions (2019)

"I have a feeling it's going to be an odd year."

The new trend is to pick a word for the year. I'm picking the word INVENT.

Something Old
  • I want to finish writing two books this year, two textbooks. They are both already about half written. One is on inductive Bible study. The other is "Greek for Ministry."
  • I'll renew last year's goal of 6 miles of running a week in the winter, with 15 once it warms up.
  • I'll continue my trajectories on Patreon and Bible study.
Something New
I want to innovate this year, both personally and professionally.
  • Personally, Trent Nettleton, myself, and a couple designers have been in conversation to create a New Testament Survey app. This would function like a textbook except it would be interactive. Perhaps finished in spring.
  • Professionally, I want to 1) reach new students in new ways, 2) continue to connect the church with the academy, and 3) enrich student formation and experience. Here is where my principal investment in INVENTING may be.
Something Borrowed
  • I'm sure I will read several books before the year is out. I'm not always sure what they will be. I suspect the first one will be The Coddling of the American Mind, by Jonathan Haidt.
  • Dare I continue my quest in math and science? Perhaps I will feebly aim to continue.
Something Blue
  • I'll take this in the sense of family. This is truly launching year and the goal is God-directed launches! My two older step-daughters are on trajectory to leave Indiana. My son has a major decision to make. My daughter is looking at various Christian colleges. May the Lord direct their paths!


Martin LaBar said...

Have a blessed year, and be a blessing to others.

Ken Schenck said...

And also with you!