This blog passed a milestone today. It recorded hit number 100,000. That is a big number, but not very big in the blogosphere for a blog that has been up and running this long. Still, I would be lying to say I have not been watching the count climb to that point.
One of the most curious things about writing a religiously themed blog and being a part-time pastor is the conflict between the two roles. A lot of the most interesting things in my faith are not fair game for the blog. Much of what happens that is interesting and illuminating is also confidential.
I think sometimes this leads the blog to be too intellectual and as a consequence – as I am poorly trained theologically and only an amateur intellectual – somewhat trivial. My musings about doctrine and dredging up little gems from my collected works of Wesley hardly advance the work of Christ in the world.
The point of all this rambling is that I’ve been wrestling with the nature of the blog. Should it be more personal? Would being more personal somehow violate other commitments? Is the time I spend on it better spent on other things?
I do not know.
I do, however, appreciate those who read the blog and those who comment. Thank you.