I guess the thing that makes any blog a success is regular updates, but over the past couple of months I've failed miserably in posting new material. Sorry readers, sorry blog for neglecting you! So instead I've given it a little bit of redesign, a relaunch, if you like, and the promise to try and update a little more often.
To be fair, I've had good excuses for the lack of blogging activity. Its been a hectic term, with tons of teaching, but also lots of writing. My book on Calvinistic Methodism in England and Wales is finished. Called The Elect Methodists, it should be out later this year. And the book on Martyn Lloyd-Jones is also finished and with the publishers; that'll be published in the early Autumn - so watch this space on both counts!
And now stretching out into the summer is a long list of writing projects. First up is a paper on evangelicals in the Church of Wales during the last fifty years of so. It'll focus on the activities of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Church of Wales, and try to up-pick the increasing confidence of evangelicalsin the Chruch in the past fifty years or so. The initial paper will be for a conference at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, on Evangelicals in the Church of England in the Twentieth Century, so it'll be good to try out ideas there, and then revise it a bit later for publication.Then there's the introduction to evangelicalism to crack on with. The Fire Divine: Introducing Evangelicalism, is the next significant book project, and I'm intending it as a follow up to Mike Reeves', The Unquencheable Flame: Introducing the Reformation (IVP, 2009). Its intended as a popular introduction to evangelicalism, with an eighteenth century focus. I'm guessing that it'll be a very different book to write, and a bit of a challenge!
Well, it feels good to have got back into the blog. Now I've just got to keep up the posts . . .