Closer to Resolution

Okay. I could spend the time writing all my thoughts down and read a good book instead. I could do something a little more constructive as my dad taught me. I could spend less time in front of a screen clicking away and be outside moving my bones. OH! What to do?

I was lying in bed last night wrestling with whether I was going to commit to writing a blog. And this is what I came up with:

1. The internet is a connecting spot for the world.
2. I will probably never publish a book, so I shouldn’t wait for that to happen to share my thoughts with others.
3. Blogging enables me to encourage and challenge people without having to find a publisher.
4. I can make an impact in others’ lives and thinking by the things I type on this blog.
5. This provides an outlet for what I am learning in seminary rather than just filing it away never to be chewed on.
6. It could sharpen my own thinking as people affirm and challenge my thoughts.

With all that said, I am going to do this. I pray that this will be a way for you to be challenged, as well as myself. I want this to be a vehicle for Christ-centered discussion and culture-engaged thinking and action. May God be pleased with what is written here.

What's the Point?

That’s the question I ask myself and we should all ask ourselves when it comes down to making decisions. You see, too many of us just do without any conscious thought as to why I am doing what I am doing.

We plop down in front of the television to “veg out” for a while and wonder why there is not enough time in the day to do what I want to get done.

So the question I ask myself before I embark into the world of web logs is, “Why? With all the wonderful, culture-engaging commentaries out there already, why add more verbiage to the deluge of the internet? Why try to contend with such heavy hitters when you are trying to keep your head above water in right thinking?” Well, I want to add my voice because I think that the worst thing I can do is remain quiet and let this wave go by without attempting to out my hand to the clay and mold what thoughts are formed.

My hope in this blog is to be more of a mouthpiece to my meanderings than much a commentary on the culture. Rather, I want to impart some thought-provoking and thought-balming words to those who would join my venture.

I hope that you find what you’re looking for…and if you do not, at least you stopped for a bit and listened.