Who are you? What’s your role in life? What’s your personal ‘story’ to date?
I grew up Roman Catholic in India, and my teenage rebellion was going off to be a nun with Mother Teresa. I survived 14 months in the novitiate.
I came to England in 1984 to read English at Somerville College, Oxford, then moved to America for doctoral studies in Creative Writing, got married and stayed there for 17 years.
We returned to England in 2004, and now run a small publishing company in Oxford. I blog at Dreaming Beneath the Spires.
I have two teenage daughters, Zoe, who has just been accepted to read Theology at Cambridge, and Irene, 13.
What made you interested in becoming a #digidisciple for Big Bible? What are your particular area(s) of interest that you are most likely to blog about for Big Bible?
I have long had a dream of blogging through the Bible, and since Big Bible is now focusing on a book of the Bible each month, our interests seemed synergistic!!
I am excited about contributing monthly posts on books of the Bible.
What else might we find out about you if we followed your other areas of ‘online presence’?
I blog at Dreaming Beneath the Spires (anitamathias.com). It is an exploration of the intersection of faith and everyday life, but also meanders into literature, writing, and travel.
As we engage with the Bible, how do you think the (stories in the) Bible can inform what we do online, in whatever sense?
The people in the Bible were characters in the unspooling “greatest story every told,” just as we are.
We face the same challenges and temptations, and God woos and chides, comforts and challenges us in the same ways.
Finally, what verse would you send us out with today?
“I do nothing on my own,” (John 5:30) is speaking to me.
I am trying to slow down and seek God both in areas of strength, and areas of puzzlement: how do I best use my time, how do I get fit, what do I blog about.
An infusion of wisdom and a compass handed over for the asking. And yet, strangely, we so often forget to ask!