That's what I've been telling myself for a while. I've been a pastor for a little over seven years now. I've blogged in the past for other sites, many of which I am a regular reader. For the last seven years, I've shared my opinion and positions privately with other pastors, church members, skeptics, and everyone in between. But I've never wanted to start a blog. Why not? Well, to be honest, there are a lot of reasons. Probably the most prevalent in my mind is because I never wanted a personal blog to be something I start but never finish. The internet is a graveyard for blogs that fizzled out. So many blogs were created as New Year's resolutions that never survived a post or two. On the other hand, there are many great blogs out there worth visiting. Is there really room for a mediocre one? Another reason I never wanted a blog was because of the great propensity to cloud a person's witness. You know, blogs tend to create just as much confusion and controversy as they do clarity. I think often of the wise words of the late and great Charles Spurgeon who once said (quoting Cobbett), "I speak not only so that I can be understood, but so that I cannot be misunderstood." With all of these reasons, why start a blog now? Well, to some degree, I can't avoid the desire to be a help to my church family, other pastors, and anyone else who may happen to stumble upon this site accidentally while looking for something else (like Joe Thorn's blog). I just know how some blogs have served me in unbelievable ways and if through my experiences I can do that for even one person, then it's worth it. So here's to one more blog with the hopes of being helpful.
P.S. Forgive any spelling or grammatical errors. I went to public school and let's just say I did not do good...or well...or whatever.