Projects I am Planning for BLOGA THEOLOGICA

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BLOGA THEOLOGICA is one of eight weblogs I maintain.  Having eight weblogs means that, at any given time, I spent more time focusing on one than on the other seven.  The truth is that I have more interests than I can devote proper time to simultaneously, do I schedule and move among them in order.  For the last few weeks, for example, I have been focusing on adding people to my Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days at SUNDRY THOUGHTS, and, as an auxiliary project, adding texts to GATHERED PRAYERS, for some of those saints wrote and/or translated hymns.  During the last 24 hours, however, the saints and hymns have been on hold, for I have been posting selected prayers from the Book of Worship (1942) of the former Evangelical and Reformed Church at GATHERED PRAYERS and writing original prayers, with original photographs as prompts.  I have added those original prayers to BLOGA THEOLOGICA also.  In the medium term I will return to writing lectionary-based devotions at ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS and copy and paste them, in altered forms, at this weblog, and the calendar of saints will return to the backburner for a time.  Likewise, I will continue to update PUNS BLOG and ORIGINAL POEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY BLOG periodically.  ADVENT, CHRISTMAS, AND EPIPHANY DEVOTIONS and LENTEN AND EASTER DEVOTIONS will remain on the backburner longer, until I finish updating ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS for the rest of church year 2015-2016.

I have long-term plans for BLOGA THEOLOGICA.  The most obvious is to continue to post renamed posts from the three lectionary-based weblogs here.  I have been doing this for years, since I started this weblog in August 2011.  I will also continue to add original prayers, posted originally at GATHERED PRAYERS, here.  I also have series in mind.  These include the following:

  1. The Book of Psalms in 30 days.  The Book of Common Prayer (1979) divides the Psalter into 60 units for reading at Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer during 30 days.  I foresee 60 posts in this series.  The prospect of reading psalms together and pondering how they relate to each other interests me.   Done already
  2. Writing based on lectionaries yet not keying them specific dates at one of my three lectionary-based weblogs first.  I think in particular of the semi-continuous track of the daily lectionary attached to the Revised Common Lectionary during the Season after Pentecost as well as of the U.S. Presbyterian lectionary in use from 1966 to 1970.  My library contains other lectionaries, most of them defunct, as well.  I can still write based on them, of course, and BLOGA THEOLGICA seems to be the perfect home for those posts.

Sources of some of those other lectionaries include the following:

  1. The Book of Common Worship (Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1946);
  2. A Book of Worship for Free Churches (The General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches in the United States, 1948);
  3. The Book of Worship for Church and Home (The Methodist Church, 1965);
  4. Companion to the Book of Worship (The United Methodist Church, 1970); and
  5. Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) and its near twin, Lutheran Worship (1982).

Simply put, I have decades’ worth material from which to draw.

I foresee time to devote to these projects because I am planning to reduce my schedule for lectionary-based blogging after I finish updating ORDINARY TIME DEVOTIONS this year.  I have been writing from the daily lectionary attached to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).  I will, God willing, complete that process sometime this summer or early fall.  For the next two years I plan to write from two proposed fourth years for the RCL, focusing on Sundays.  This should make available more time for saints at SUNDRY THOUGHTS and for the three projects above, among others.

Immediately, however, more saints with feast days in May await my attention.  Frances Perkins and others are people about whom I intend to write.





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Posted January 26, 2016 by neatnik2009

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