Hi! I’m Fay Rowland and I am (in no particular order) a mum, maths lecturer, author, knitter, committed Christian, singer, children’s worker and mad scientist.
I’m also now a theology student – Woo Hoo! Wesley House, Cambridge has accepted me to study for a Graduate Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission. I’ll be part-time because I have to work to support my family too.
Grad Dip? Yeah, I’d not heard of that either. It’s a degree-level course done in 2-3 part-time, the final year of a BA. Basically they assume you can pick up years 1 and 2 along the way. Yup. Steep learning curve? Just a little
I started studying with Spurgeon’s college online a few months ago to give myself a head start – you can read some of my essays on Reflectionary, if you’re interested. If you fancy doing some serious study, but can’t manage full-time, I heartily recommend Spurgeon’s. It’s not some Mickey-Mouse course – I’ve found it challenging and stretching – but it is very accessible and flexible and soooooooooooooooooooooooo interesting.
But enough about college, for those of you who don’t know me, who am I?
In Feb 2015 I felt a strong call to … well, I’ll fill that in later … and after much searching and cogitating I believe that part of that call is to write. So do feel free to pop along to my (international!) blog at www.Reflectionary.org and help yourself to the resources there. In due course there will be e-books (possibly even print books) of that material and, as a supporter, there will be freebies for you! Watch this space!
Ezra 7:10 is verse that smacked me round the head some while ago, and seems to sum up the call. “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach the statutes and ordinances in Israel.” Set heart. Study. Do it. Teach.
When not writing or studying, I teach for a living and spend most of the rest of the time being creative. I live in a messy house full of noise and fun and gluesticks and mess (which I blame on the children, but really it’s me), and worship at a small Methodist church in England.