It's strange after all these years finding myself with new eyes for the world that disappeared while studying, and new legs that haven't yet learned to stand.
What have I learned in this new life as an ordained entrepreneur?
That I am finding unexpected common ground with all kinds of people outside the church... and suspicion from unexpected people within.
That it's hard facing up to the meltdown economy, but good to share that experience with so many.
That there are people attempting amazing things that I would never have discovered unless I had found this nearby and altogether less heroic path.
That people are hungry for meaningful connection and that the church has largely lost the reputation of being a group that does just that.
That however it may have felt during the curing, cutting and canning process of theological education, the insights and instincts of twenty-odd years in marketing are back and busy.
That I can - just about - crawl.