I do apologize for not having written in a while but I have truly been wrestling with some important issues and this has dominated my thought time hiking or even browsing the web. It has really interfered with my writing at this point as my thoughts are very disjointed at times because of it.
Mostly these days I have taken a very libertarian and pro Gary Johnson stance politically these days and many of my family and friends have reacted strongly. I must say it is disturbing to see people are so ignorant of things that once were so followed in this country back in the beginning or how if you don’t believe that people can be coerced into good morals or ethics but need to be persuaded in a context of liberty and free discussion that somehow you must be an idiot.
This has led me to thoughts of a new blog that deals solely with issues of libertarianism in a Christian context. The thoughts I have about why Christians need to give up the sinful desire of control in favor of the more righteous desires to pursue freedom and peace. How bombing the Muslims and killing them might not actually bring peace with them. etc. It seems that there is a strange irony that some people who have read “Blessed are the Peacemakers” have no real plan for peace with those they disagree. In short a blog to demonstrate that libertarian philosophy and Christian thought are much more compatible than Christians believe.
I am not sure what I will call this blog yet or what direction it will follow. My plan now is to fire it up at the beginning of the week after I have organized my thoughts about it. What will happen to this blog? It is like I said earlier I think this will remain my theology sight for my own theological expression and development. My happy-go-lucky blog where the new one will be a little bit more about the serious work of education of people and myself out of their ignorance.
The new blog I am thinking is just the first step on what I think might be much more effort politically. I am now starting to see why I might be adding a Television and Digital Media minor to my degree as this might also lead down the road to a YouTube channel or other video forms of digital expression. I have a lot to learn so I am prepared to learn first and then act second when it comes to the rest but blogging is something I know about and have proven I can do.
The Spirit and Soul Rundowns:
Leader – I now know I will be running for the local school board against six other people for four seats. Last time I was in a contested election like this I lost. Therefore, I have made a commitment to make much more effort this time. That said I look at this new blog as my first step on a larger picture of leadership down the line.
Minister – I am the least sure these days about this part of my life. After bearing my soul about the issues I saw in the church I have heard nothing and I have had to shut down one ministry temporarily for the month of August. I have other weak ministries trying to survive and I am feeling that if I am going to turn things around I need to look outside the church for help. Very discouraging but hopefully things will turn around soon.
Theologian – This blog will be my main outlet for theology and as such I am not considering this a working blog like the other one but more one for the therapy of thinking on and with God.
Writer – To be honest since last week I have not worked much on my book. I have been to thoughtful this week. To many ideas and to little time to sort them all out effectively.
Scholar – School will be here soon. Thank God for that.
Steward – Yeah, not so much but I am hoping to get back to the dejunking soon. I need to trim the fat of my life in terms of getting rid of stuff that does not serve me or just takes up space.
Blessings and Cheers!!!