For the third year in a row, I am participating in the NaNoWriMo as a Rebel, that is I am not writing a work of fiction, but non-fiction on the New Pacifism. I am hoping to get 30,000-35,000 words with the number of posts I wrote last year/will have up for this year. The project I have titled The New Pacifism: Discipleship and the Cost of Peace. I know that I am already way ahead of last year’s epic fail, and someday I may go back to completing that one when the time is right.
“Incited by the popularity of contemporary visions of intersectional justice and liberation, and provoked by the ever looming questions people have about violence, the New Pacifism project seeks a new way forward beyond the trendy pacifisms of TheoBrogians, just war theory, and the imperial horrors of the Crusading tradition.”
The setup for NaNoWriMo at home, if I need to be portable. Long exposure lit by sweeping an LED flashlight over the scene. clickthing.blogspot.com/2008/10/tennish-anyone.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
November is National Novel Writing Month and the goal is 50,000 words, but just like last year, I plan on being a NaNo rebel yet again. Last year, I started on a book on church history and I do plan on finishing. Someday.
This year, the cat is out of the bag. Look, on thing that gets on my nerves about egalitarians is that we have all of these critiques we level at complementarians, but guess who has all of the resources? Yup, it’s the comps! So, for this November, I hope to work everyday (in addition to working 7 days a week, and blogging) on a curriculum, tentatively entitled, “Together Forever: A Christian Curriculum for Singles, Relationships, and Marriage.” I have already gotten great feedback from one Facebook group. So, I am open. What questions and/or problems need to be addressed in a text like this?
In case you hadn’t noticed a new logo on the side bar of this site, I have decided to do National Novel Writing Month this year, as NaNoRebel of course in Political Jesus fashion. National Novel Writing Month is a group of people dedicated to writing a fiction novel of 50,000 words or more for the month of November.
Taking a break from being a pop culturalist, I wanted to get back to my first love, Church History, and try do a possible book accessible for laypersons, but at the same time, challenge the way church history is being done. Right now, I am challenging the idea that church history starts with the Jewish and Christian split in the first century, as if Gentiles and Jews don’t have a back-story or context.
I promise to keep you all updated.
What would you look for in a church history book?