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.