I really am starting to love blogging. I’ve posted on my blog 54 times since the middle of January. Contrast that with the 40 or so times I posted in the two years I had this blog before January, and you can see that’s a lot of writing. As much as I love it, and as much as I’ve loved the positive feedback I’ve gotten, I’m not sure I can keep up the five day a week pace I’ve set myself up on.
Further, I’ve noticed something about my writing that I want to restrain: I don’t want my blog to become the “everything that is wrong with revivalistic fundamentalism” blog, which unfortunately is what it seems to be becoming. I don’t want to turn into a bitter small church pastor whose spending a significant amount of his time criticizing others.
So I’m going to be changing some things about the blog.
I can’t do it every week. I don’t have the stamina to prepare four messages, carry out church business, teach a Bible institute class, spend time with my family, play basketball and volleyball, be a real person, and write five solid blog posts a week. (Whether that was ever happening can remain in question.) I’m not saying I’m never going to write every day. But it won’t happen every week.
I’m going to start a series of online video interviews where I interview Independent Baptists Pastors from around the country and ask them about ministry today. I’m really looking forward to this. If you’d like to be a part of it, just send me an email or a private message.
I’m going to be writing little “Dear Noah” posts every week or so, each one of them is going to chronicle the things that are happening in our family and the world that week, and going to explain a certain facet of my philosophy. My goal is something similar to Dinesh D’Souza’s Letters to a Young Conservative only on religious grounds. (I’m hoping my son and daughters might read these someday.)
My next blog series is going to be about the things we young people need to do to stay balanced and stay grateful. I’m really scared that a whole generation of us preachers really think we’ve figured something out that all of our forbears missed and think we have nothing to learn from the older generation. I’m hoping to express more of those thoughts in the future.
Do you have any ideas for me to write about? Do you know any pastors (both old and young) who you think I should contact for an interview.