I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this blog since the reformat a few weeks back. I have varied interests and varied responsibilities. But I believe that they are all important. Not in a “look at me, I’m important” kind of way, but more of a “everything is spiritual” kind of way.
I want this blog to talk about what I’m doing with my life, honestly, and how eternity is woven through it. My hope is, that by sharing my struggle to see beyond the mundane to the mystic and, more importantly, the mission, I’ll find some clarity, and maybe you will, too.
I want to step up my honesty in this blog. I’ve spent a lot of effort trying to get some important ideas across. That will continue, because that’s what I think about. But I also want to share about the things that make up my day to day, because that’s where we live, and that’s important, too. (My inspiration in this is blogger extraordinaire Penelope Trunk, who writes about helping people get jobs, but she also writes about living on a farm, having asperbergers and having a sex life.)
Here’s some things I’ll be writing about, not because they’re anything I think will help my SEO, but because they are what I do and think about:
– Being Missional. Everyday. I’ll be blogging through exactly what that means to me.
– Church life. (Specifically, my little community on the East side in Austin, Texas.)
– Social Media. It’s my job. It’s kind of fun. It’s not going away.
– What I’m reading. I’m a graduate student in the Fuller MAGL, so it takes up a lot of my thinking.
– Pop culture. More specifically science fiction and comic books. It’s what keeps me sane through grad school.
This is a scary step, because in the internet age, we’re always scared we’re sharing too much. What if that picture of that great beer I loved makes everyone think I’m a partier? What if my off the cuff tweet comes up in a job interview?
But maybe the opposite can be true. Maybe the more you share, the more you’ll have to think before you share it. Maybe the spector of having to be honest with the world will force me to be honest with myself.
I hope you’ll stick around.