Sunday, January 08, 2006

Already behind!

Hello there ... I'm Steph, your resident Bloggermeister Meisterblogger {anyone know the reference?}, and I've been the one getting all this set up. Hence, I haven't even introduced myself yet, and you all are already discussing the readings!

So, who am I? I have been a Sister of Saint Benedict for three years now, and began my blog Narrow at the Outset this past August. I've been teaching high school religion for about four months now, and am still trying to get used to the fact that technically, theoretically, I am a nun. (Well, technically, I'm a sister, but, well, you get the idea!). I took a couple different New Testament courses as part of my religious formation for the community and actually taught New Testament to my sophomores this past semester. Old Testament, though, is a bit more sketchy for me -- I did take an Intro to Old Testament course last spring, but we ended up spending 98% of the semester on the plagues, so I'm still missing a lot of that overview. However, as a Benedictine, I've got lectio divina and Liturgy of the Hours, with the emphasis on the psalms and the office of readings, so I probably know a lot more than I give myself credit for.

My reasons for joining in? Well, it all started kind of on a whim ... Make a couple loose comments on your blog and next thing you know you're spearheading an online Bible-powerreading-discussion group. Craziness! But, I've always said that God has a sick and twisted sense of humor. Now that there's this big batch o'folks at my suggestion, I've gotta follow through and finish the project (since I'm with Kathryn on the non-finishing thing). And, since I'm teaching Church History this semester, it's his way to make sure I stay in with the Bible.

Thoughts as we begin? Just dumbfounded at how this whole thing has exploded. And feeling way outta my league. I now understand what my brother meant when he'd say "I'm just a hack" about his music. But, as the theme of this goes .... It's all good. Thank you all for joining me on this, and let's have some fun!

[picture will be added later .... when I've chased one down!]


At 1/08/2006 2:09 PM, Blogger What Now? said...

Santa Claus is Coming to Town, of course!

I started out the reading behind -- just didn't get to it at all on Friday, which was the day I was going to start -- but I did double-duty yesterday and just finished today's reading, so I'm back on track. And D. has just decided she's going to join me in this project as well, which will perhaps help me be accountable for keeping up.

At 1/08/2006 4:05 PM, Blogger see-through faith said...

waiting for the photo :)

At 1/08/2006 6:28 PM, Blogger SingingOwl said...

Thank you for inviting us to join you! I am behind, I guess. Starting TONIGHT with Genesis 1. Nothing to post yet, therefore. :-)


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