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Fwee Years Old

Posted by on Mar 21, 2009 in personal | 10 comments

Believe it or not, today is not only the date of the “Developing a Biblical Ecclesiology” seminar, it is also the third anniversary of this blog. (See my first blogiversary post and my second blogiversary post.) I wrote two posts that day: “Welcome” and “Questions“.

Why do I continue to write this post? I started writing in order to put into words some of the things that I’m studying (primarily) about the church as I’m working on my Ph.D. As I near the end of coursework for that Ph.D., some have asked if I will continue to blog. My answer? Probably.

Why? Because I’ve that this blog offers something more important than an outlet for my own thoughts. I’m also able to interact with other people as I consider how to live as a child of God in relationship with other brothers and sisters. I’m able to dialog with people from different backgrounds, with different issues and concerns and perspectives, with different strengths and weaknesses, with different giftings and opportunities for service. In this interaction and dialog, I’m learning even more about God, myself, the world, and especially the church.

Also, this blog, along with facebook and (perhaps) twitter, are fast becoming tools to maintain relationships and even begin to build some relationships. I don’t think electronic communications should ever replace face-to-face communication when possible, e-communication can certainly enhance relationships.

Think about this: Even in the first century, Paul kept in contact with people long distances away from him through writing letters. He knew alot about the believers in Rome (Romans 16) even though he had never been there. Shouldn’t we be able to maintain contact with brothers and sisters around the world today?

So, as long as I have time, I will probably continue to blog. And, you, those who choose to read and comment on my blog, will continue to be the most important part of this blog to me.

So… Thank You!


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  1. 3-21-2009

    May God grant you many years, Alan. Ad multos annos!

  2. 3-21-2009

    Best wishes for a nice run, and continued running.

    It is quite an accomplishment to keep it fresh as you do after a lengthy run.

    The best to you, today, and the same for tomorrow.

  3. 3-21-2009

    Three years and counting…as long as the Lord is speaking we must continue to proclaim.
    Thanks Alan for being a loving servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  4. 3-21-2009


    I’m thankful to God for allowing me to come across your blog a couple of years ago, not only because I’ve found a much younger brother who affirms my thoughts on many issues ecclesiological, and who is prepared to ask questions many avoid, but because of your grace towards the “prickly” people we all come across from time to time.

    I pray that you will continue to challenge us to do likewise, and that the seminar today will glorify Christ, according to His desire for His Body.

  5. 3-21-2009

    Alan,congratulations on three years.

    I find I have many of the same questions you have had about the church. As a result, I am starting to find some answers. Which in turn leads to even more questions, so I’m always learning.

    Hope you are able to keep up the blog.


  6. 3-22-2009

    Thank you all for the kind words. I appreciate you all and thank God for you.


  7. 3-22-2009


    Congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I enjoy learning and interacting with you and others on your blog.

    I would certianly miss it, if you were to stop.


  8. 3-22-2009

    Hearty congratulations and celebrations on reaching three years old – I hope you celebrated in style with a great seminar.

    I really continue to be blessed by this blog and trust that more than anything the life you live will continue to give the material from Word in Action that makes this blog such a great read.

    Bless you and your family much, Alan. Thanks for this all.

  9. 3-23-2009

    May I add my congratulations on three years of blogging! I thank God every time I read your blog. it reminds me that there are likeminded people out there who have a concern about church being done God’s way rather than being dictated to suit those who happen to be in charge.
    Reading your blog has become part of my daily routine and long may it continue to be so!
    Enjoy Grace!

  10. 3-24-2009

    I finally made it “over” here! Very glad I did. Keep blogging, Alan.