The purpose of this blog is to leave a legacy.
I have been told by numberous folks that they have heard wisdom from my lips. I don’t always see it.
Let’s be honest. I don’t usually see it. But I have learned that what seems ordinary and mundane to me may be perceived quite differently by someone else.
So I’m going to foist my opini…share my thoughts in the hope that something at some point may possibly help someone.
There are a few things you should know before taking the plunge here. The following notions are not in any particular order.
The current blog is built in the ruins of an older one. It’s been 8 years since last I wrote anything here. In “biblical numerology” (the study of what numbers tend to mean in the Bible), eight is the number of rebirth. This About page was originally published 9 Oct 2012, and all that remains of the old version is the title. Much revamping to be done.
I have a lot of differing interests. You might say I have a Renaissance Soul. I get interested in a topic and dig into it a while. Could be a few minutes. Could be a few years. I often develop several skills in that area. And when that particular itch has been scratched enough, i move on to some other area of interest. TDLR: There will be a wide variety of topics show up here.
I do, however, tend to return to a few foundational places all the time. The biggest one of which is the Bible. I was ordained in ’93 and have been serving as a chaplain since ’12; most recently as a hospice chaplain. Now…my community chaplaincy is online. A new experiment.
It is my intention to blog consistently. Daily would be ideal, but I’m not sure I can maintain that especially with the health challenges I face. I’ll start weekly and see how it goes.
While many posts will likely include Scripture references, I suspect all of them will not. What I mostly intend is to encourage thought. Pose a different perspective. Open the window on what I’m thinking and what I’m struggling with on any topic posted. Some issues I will no doubt have very strong opinions. Most others, I suspect will be a lot more gray than black and white.
I am a proponent of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, especially my own thoughts, perspectives, and biases.
One of the most fundamental of my…personal doctrines…is that there was only One Man Who was correct on all points of theology all the time and we crucified Him for it.
Which makes me inherently a heretic. Well, a holder of bad theology/bad teaching/bad doctrine. I don’t *knowingly* cling to teachings I know are Biblically inaccurate, but I also know that I don’t know everything and have finally figured out that the more I learn, the more I realize how much I really don’t know.
But I know Who does, and that is becoming more and more of a resting place. As much as I want to know, I don’t *have* to.
It’s called faith, right? The ability to live with questions.
If you’ve made it this far, you have probably figured out that I tend to think “out loud”, to babble on the page much like I would in person. Sometimes I’ll be editing quite a bit before posting/publishing. Sometimes, I may just vomit on the page and walk away.
I’m ok with that.
Hmm…maybe I should rename the blog “Heretics Anonymous”.