Just a quick status update:
I have a draft post that I have been working on for quite some time. I don’t think it is a very remarkable post, but it is rather long. And I’m choosing words carefully while getting my writing strategy figured out. In particular, it deals with the Stellenbosch Gemeente’s children’s church’s statement of beliefs.
Now something that should be abundantly clear to those that have been following the blog: I love Stellenbosch Gemeente. As such, I’m typically biased in SG’s favour. I consider SG a “friend”. What should also be clear, is that I don’t exactly consider Shofar a “friend”. I don’t have the same kind of bias. (In fact, I have tendencies towards an opposite bias.)
However, in this case, I would like to try and treat my friends and my non-friends the same way, as a part of my ethical and moral ideals. (Or rephrased for more clarity: I hate hypocrisy, and I’m concerned that the results of mismatched biases in the context of the subject matter of this blog could end up producing posts that exhibit hypocritical characteristics.) Hence, before tackling Shofar’s teachings, I decided to first tackle the piece of SG lore that sits least comfortably with me. This provides me with an opportunity to tune my writing strategy on this blog to a place of consistency.
That long post is approaching a publishable state, I hope it will go out before the end of the month. Then it’s likely only a couple of posts before I investigate Shofar’s teachings. Expect the first before the end of June, at least. I will probably start with their “Foundations” courses. Unfortunately I can only look at the first two (“F1″ and “F2″), as I’m not allowed to participate in any others without signing away my soul.