Since my posting has been a bit remiss of late, I thought I’d give you a 2-for-1 special, 2 posts for the price of 1 today. I’m currently nicely installed at Chloe’s house. This happened earlier than expected because of my school did not tell me I was not allowed to use interim housing when they weren’t finding my apartment for me (but that’s another story). I miss my independence a little bit, but the Plaines are extremely good to me. And the food is amazing (roast chicken, BREAD, sole meuniere, pastry)! I may even learn to like fish here, and that is saying a lot. I’m hoping in the coming months I can find ways to make myself useful, as I kind of feel uncomfortable receiving all the time. They really are too good to me (despite the fact that I get teased a lot).
It is fun to be at a school where people can locate Burundi on a map, talk about the politics of famine in Somalia, and speak more than 1 language. It’s like living the pages of the Economist, which makes me all kinds of happy. At the same I miss being able to discuss the theology of the reformers and make II Tim feminist jokes. Also, sometimes alcohol still makes me uncomfortable, even though I know a lot of that is cultural. Definitely a big change from ORU.
Sunday I visited Hillsong Church Paris, and I liked it a lot. I miss BCC and the small church feel, but I’m determined not to let theology department snobbery influence my decisions (haha). I need other Christians desperately, and the people here seem genuine and connected. I’ve gotten several texts from people I met there already. More on church to come later…
I’m still trying to figure out what I think about Palestine’s upcoming petition to the UN (they are asking for official statehood). If you know any details about this, let me know.
This is what I’ve been thinking about this week. What are you guys learning and thinking about? Inquiring minds want to know!