Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's the Point?

There are times I want to just walk away from this blog and never look back. Times I'm discouraged that some things never seem to gain traction, other times I'm discouraged that I can't spend as much time as I want on it. Admittedly my posting has been sporadic at best recently. I just made it through my "busy season" at work and I followed that up with a nice relaxing vacation. So maybe I'll fully get back in the saddle... or maybe I won't. But you'll still find something up here to provoke thought, challenge, and hopefully encourage. Thank you for being patient, whether waiting for follow-up posts that haven't come, or guest blogs that I haven't delivered, I appreciate your readership.

So why the lament? Well a couple of things I read last week caught my eye and stirred my heart. The first is this tweet from Paul Washer (tried to do the twitter blockquote, but the text doesn't show):
Why do so many young men spend time blogging about theological nuances while the world dies without the Gospel? Why?
Then there's this blog post from Dad Edelen at Cerulean Sanctum: How Would Jesus Blog? I agree with every point of his and I refuse to contribute to the increasing vitriol and hate that is spewed in the name of Christ.

Interestingly, this hate sounds the same regardless of which side you're coming from politically. I may of written about this before. If not, I've certainly thought it. But Get Religion nails it, comparing Westboro Baptist with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

So what do I glean from all this?
  • This blog is just electrons on a screen unless I'm actively doing something. (This is an ongoing struggle for me)
  • I will do everything I can to approach topics in a non-denominational, non-partisan way. My doctrine and politics spill out every now and then, but I assure you that both are rooted not in the particular name of a church or political party, but in the Word of God.

The election cycle is about to heat up again, so expect to see the return of more posts. Also expect to hear about me putting more of what I write about into practice. Hopefully you'll hear about the latter sooner rather than later.


Glynn said...

I always find soemthing good here, Fatha Frank. Always.

Duane Scott said...

I agree with Glynn. For instance, I loved the post about how Jesus would Blog and I'm now following Paul Washer because that tweet got me thinking.

Good stuff.

Fatha Frank said...

Thanks, both of you. It means a lot.

Yeah, Duane, Paul Washer scares a lot of people away. I think that's a good thing.

I'm just hoping now that I'm not as busy I keep this updated more frequently. Stay tuned...