I started “The Assembling of the Church” six years ago today – March 21, 2006. So, today is my sixth blogiversary.
The blog started on blogger, but I switched to a self-hosted WordPress-based blog a few years ago. (That’s why you may occasionally find links to assembling.blogspot.com, but those links should direct you back here.)
Even though I started blogging with two posts on the same day (“Welcome” and “Questions“), I didn’t write many posts for the first few months. I did not start blogging regularly (i.e., usually daily) until November 2006.
Originally, I started blogging to parallel my PhD studies. I’ve always enjoyed the interaction with readers and commenters, either on the blog or through email. While many of you remain “virtual” friends, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of meeting several of you “face-to-face.”
Over the last couple of years, the purpose and scope of this blog has changed. Actually, for me, the change was gradual and natural. I’ve shifted from focusing primarily on what Scripture says about the church, and I’ve added more focus on living according to what Scripture says about the church. This may seem like a small change – perhaps even a change in terminology. But, in reality, there’s a huge difference.
So, hopefully, I will continue to write posts examining Scripture and discussing various aspects of church life as described by the authors of the New Testament. But, I also plan to continue to write posts exhorting us to live according to these patterns.
Remember that a disciple of Jesus Christ is not someone who knows about God or what God commands. Instead, a disciple is someone who hears, knows, and OBEYS God more and more. (Matthew 7:24-27; Matthew 28:19-20) So, let’s continually help one another grow in our understanding of God and in our obedience to his way of life.
Thank you for reading my blog, for commenting on my posts, and for being a part of my life in Christ.