For the past season I’ve been using this blog as a daily devotion. Frankly, it has been a blast for me, as I love delving into and thinking about scripture, but alas, with so many daily devotions available on the Internet, it obviously hasn’t been as fun for you, as I’ve watched the number of readers shrink, causing me to rethink how to use this tool for communicating with the very people I’m eager to connect with.
So, in the coming days and weeks be watching as this site evolves...
I’m intending to write less, in hopes of having greater impact.
I’m intending to use this venue to reflect on things happening at our church and in the world. For instance -
At church we are not just building a new West Campus, we are building a new culture of spiritual growth in faith and grace. How will that look? How will it feel to people? And how will we build a building so that form enhances function?
What about Ferguson, Missouri, where people on both sides seem to have already come to a conclusion, based on vague, indefinite accounts and circumstances, and then have interpreted what they've heard in radically different ways, leading to diametrically opposing conclusions? What does Ferguson say about race relations in our contemporary culture? Is there a Christian response?
Or what about the situation with Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church, who has stepped down from his ministry pending an investigation of accusations of "pride" and other offenses incompatible with ministry. Does the current atmosphere of celebrity pastorates make ministry impossible for pastors who are human and as fallible as anyone else?
I’m not pretending to have all the answers, or even interested in telling you what to think, but instead hoping to think these and other issues through with you in light of the wisdom of the Word.
I’m hoping that the changes made will engage your mind, touch your heart, and stimulate you into action.
In short, I’m praying that this site will be crafted so as to be an extension of what we are striving to be and do as a church: a place where you come to love God, grow in faith, and figure out how to live for others!
Your prayers, suggestions, and comments would be most appreciated!