I am in my seventh year of being a pastor. In my first year, there was immense pressure to blog. Every hip, young, trendy pastor was doing it. I said I would never blog. I resisted, mostly for two reasons.
1.) I didn't have time. I actually was doing the work of being a pastor. Which involves people, planning, praying, and preaching. All those take time. And I had (and have) a young family.
2.) I didn't have anything to say. I thought I was smart, gifted, and unique. I could have written stuff, but it would have been stupid. I now feel that after 33 years in the church, a BA in Theology, three years of seminary, one year of internship, a Masters of Divinity, 7 years of ministry in one place, and 10 years of marriage I am beginning to have something to say.
So I will publish. This is not intended as a place for debate. While it will be theological, it is not meant to be academic or inaccessible. I publish for people. For my people, the members of Christ Memorial and Reliant Church. And for anyone else who wants to hear a gospel-laden pastoral voice in their life. So if you're a fellow pastor who spends endless hours blogging about the minutia of the latest theological controversy, get off my site. This is not for you. This is for my people. Thank you.