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!