So I got a blog. I'm hoping that it will encourage me to write more often and have my thoughts heard and critiqued. I really do love writing but most of the time I'm too lazy to do it.
This will be a blog about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it overflows into all aspects of my world and the world around me. We live in a time where anyone, at least in the "western" world, can instantly display their thoughts and opinions with minimal effort (trust me, I just set this blog up between classes). My hope is that I will not be just another voice shouting out complaints from the comfort of a computer, but rather that I use my opportunities to herald the truth of scripture that offers the only answer that influences all other answers to our complaints, the Gospel.
This will be a blog about Justice. I almost said "injustice" instead of "Justice", but again, anyone can complain, anyone can google statistics on this or that, anyone can follow @InjusticeFacts on Twitter. My hope is that I can offer answers to injustice, hear your ideas, and learn from each other's mistakes (you should learn a lot, I have plenty of mistakes!) We are not only required to proclaim injustice but to "do justice". (Micah 6:8)
This will be a blog about politics. Yes you heard me correctly, politics. Our tendency as Christians is to say Jesus was a Republican, a Democrat, or He just didn't care about politics. None of these options are the case. Jesus initiated the Kingdom of God that turned the kingdom of man and of empire on its head. More on this later.
This will be a blog about the Church. God didn't choose the government, non-profits, para-church organizations, or mere individuals to enact the Kingdom of God on earth. He gave us the Church. All of these other organizations will fail at the end of the day but the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church. (Matthew 16:18)
This will be a blog about Learning. I hope to learn to write better, to share my thoughts more fully, to bear my soul honestly, and to listen immensely. Most of the time blogs are a one way street. Please do not let me go unchallenged or un-critiqued. Honestly, I crave the affirmation and pats on the back just like anyone else, but I need to hear correction and perspectives that are different from mine so much more than affirmation. So please leave (hopefully respectful) comments, especially if we disagree.
At the end of the day, I want to steward this blog well and use it to Glorify God, whatever that may entail. My hope is not that scores of people will read my blog, but that a few may read it deeply and that I can spur the few on to actions that affect the many.