Liturgical Look Hiatus

I really don’t want to do this, but for the sake of my sanity, I’m taking a break from the Liturgical Look Forward series.

Two main factors are driving this. The bigger reason is life changes. As some of you know, I recently changed jobs. After a decade in the corporate IT world, I am going to be teaching Computer Science and Math to high-schoolers as my day job. (I’ll still be teaching Church History & Scripture to Master’s students in the evenings.) As the new semester approaches at rocket speed, I’m trying to wrap my head around five new class that I’ll be teaching in the Fall while tying up some loose ends like—finishing Psalming Christ and a big web site project that you’ll hear more about once it’s implemented.  As much fun as “The Liturgical Look Forward” is, I can’t commit the time to it until some of these other things get fully finished and I get my bearings in the new job.

The other factor is that I’m still not completely pleased with the format or the reception of LLF. I think I’m still missing some key elements, but I’m not entirely sure what they are. I believe the concept is sound, but it hasn’t connected with people in the way that it could or should. So, I need to do some thinking around that as well. In my spare time…

4 thoughts on “Liturgical Look Hiatus

  1. Beth Echols

    Best of luck in wrapping up loose ends. Your blog will be missed. They are wonderful for working with CPE students


  2. Nancy Streufert

    I really like the LLF, Derek. It would be nice to have it first thing Monday morning. Also, I find your color scheme to be unappealing and am confused about what the red, green, and blue mean. It just needs some elegance in formatting. I hope you continue!

  3. Barbara Longmire

    Best wishes on the new teaching endeavor. I suspect it will be both a whirlwind and immensely rewarding. If you have time, let us know how it’s going. Peace be with you.

  4. Peter De Franco, OSB

    sorry to see LLF go. You provided some good scholarship for people who were new to the liturgy and some refreshers to people who completed advanced biblical studies. Could it have been too academic and not connected to the lives of people who pray the office? As a preacher with a taste for the academic, the liturgy is the place for the application of scripture to the lives of the people not a class. Finding that balance is the challenge.

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