So I’m starting a new blog, but it’s not THAT kind of blog!

I don’t want this blog to be…

…a series of written sermons. I already get to preach frequently so I don’t feel the need to do that here. Actually, I want to say up front that I hope folks will make a distinction between what I preach and what I blog. I try very hard to make sure that what I preach is clear truth derived from Biblical statement. In fact, if i give my opinion from the pulpit I try to make sure that everyone knows it is just my opinion. But this blog will have a lot of my opinions, musings, and philosophy, and while I do hope my thinking is Biblically based, it must not be given the same weight as the preaching of God’s Word.

…dogmatic venting. All too often blogs are nothing more than expressions of thoughts that are overly dogmatic about subjects that do not require dogmatism. I’m dogmatic about the gospel according to Scripture, but whether seafood is as tastier than beef steak, well, there is no reason for dogmatism.

…narrow minded. Perhaps, the biggest problem with blogging, e-mail, and Facebook posting is that it doesn’t allow for a healthy exchange until after an article is posted. In reality someone can think they have something completely figured out, but without proper peer review/input it is little more than a narrow perspective derived from a tightly-wrapped yet under-developed thought process.

…a public diary. I don’t think there is anything wrong with journalling. Even public journalling is probably fine, as long as the information shared does not hurt anyone and is not overly personal. But suffice it to say, I’m not really desiring to journal. I think a simple Facebook or Twitter post works fine for that.

So what are the purposes of my blog? Coming soon.

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