As the new academic year is underway at the Instituto Ministerial «El Calvario» (Calvary Ministry Institute), I have found myself trying to balance my various responsibilities. My role at the Bible Institute has shifted somewhat, as I'm focusing more on my two classes and discipleship. For the past two years I've been Dean of Men - a role that is more about disciplining than discipling - and so I've handed this position over to someone else. The two classes I'm teaching this term are Survey of the Old Testament and the General Epistles. The discipleship role involves weekly appointments with the significant increase in students (the student body has increased by 25%). Jan's helping greatly by discipling the female students while I focus on the guys.
Social Media - oh how the times are a'changing. The new social media (facebook & twitter, mostly) has revolutionized the way we stay in contact with our friends and family back in the US...and across the world for that matter. It's actually made us blog less because we're more in contact with the most frequent readers of this blog. We're not going to jettison this old, trusty blog any time soon, however, because we feel it still serves a purpose - even in the midst of the new social media environment. So we'll try and do better at blogging for those we're not connected with on facebook & twitter!
An interesting read on living in hyperconnectivity: The Church of Facebook by Jesse Rice