Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Why blog?

I'm a very orthodox kind of guy - I can sign up to a thoroughly evangelical, reformed confession of faith without a moment's hesitation. I believe and preach penal substitutionary atonement, justification by grace alone through faith alone, God's absolute sovereignty and humanity's total depravity, eternal punishment, the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture, and so I could go on.

My problem is this - all too often I allow my belief to remain in my mind, and so not filter down into my heart to affect my life. Why? The reasons are numerous, but one is that I just don't stop to process so much of the information I'm presented with. There's no reflection, no stopping to consider the implications and the impact on me and my life. Consequently it's very easy to be a reservoir of information - a broad but shallow reservoir. Reflection isn't something I do naturally, and besides, life is busy!

So here I am, in an attempt to correct this - to write about what I read, hear or think about. Let's see how it goes...


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! I'd have thunk you'd enough on your hands, but it can indeed be a helpful discipline for gospel-shaped reflection in a publicly-helpful setting. Abraham Piper posted an interesting 6 reasons pastors should blog, a while back. :)

  2. To be sure I've no shortage of things to do... but Sheri and I were talking about the frustration of not taking in what you want to learn - I mentioned I'd thought of this in the past to try and help myself and Sheri promptly told me I should do it! So here I am :-) It means I'll have to do a bit less reading etc, but hopefully with a higher quality of reflection!