Things I Think
1. I’m still working through some health and personal situations that require my attention…posting will be sporadic and moderation minimal to non existent. If I don’t respond to a comment, it’s not because it’s not a good comment…I’m just not in front of the computer.
2. One of the issues I’m thinking about is how much blogging has changed since I started the PhxP long ago. Back then, few sites where available for victims of church abuse to have a voice…now there are many and many good ones. My concern is that we still aren’t talking about meaningful solutions to the issues raised…and that’s what I want to find a way to contribute at this point in my life.
3. The easiest articles to write are the ones ripping someone, especially someone who richly deserves a ripping. They draw attention and post numbers…but I believe that if those articles aren’t accompanied with constructive solutions to the issues raised and a Gospel hope of grace then we bloggers have already received our reward…
4. One of the other major changes in the blogging world on church abuse issues is that most of us writing back then wrote as lovers of the church. Now, many not only loathe bad leaders, but the church itself. I still love the church…and believe that Jesus knew what he was talking about when He promised the gates of hell would not prevail.
5. Well known Reformed author Michael Horton has written a book on the subject of vocation. The best book on that topic was written by Matt B. Redmond and it’s called the “The God Of The Mundane”. Horton would have served himself and the church better to just make a book recommendation…
6. It makes absolutely no sense to me why we are demanding that sports franchises become the moral arbiters for the culture. It further confounds me why we don’t understand that the only reason they would do so was for economic, not ethical reasons.
7. Too many of us are reacting instead of thinking…and that’s part of why I’m on semi-sabbatical as well. I don’t want to be just another voice yelling across the line at someone else, hoping others will yell with me.
8. There are times in life when God will bless you unilaterally…but there are other times when He will respond only to prayer. You don’t have because you don’t ask…
9. I believe that everyone has spiritual gifts that are an integral part of a functional local body of believers. Are you using yours? Are you allowed to? Do you care?
10. I have to hand it to the Lutherans…Issues Etc. is the best Christian media program being produced today.