Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A blogging Aside

One of the things that happened to me as I pullled away from church life was that I no longer sought to be a sort of spiritual teacher here at Wilderness Fandango. That had been, largely, the purpose of the early blogging. But now I was having a teacher, teach thyself moment. The problem was, that left me with a lot less to say here. What was my reason for blogging at all then?

I haven't definitively answered that question for myself. Slowly I have broadened the blog's content (a little). It's more like a personal newsletter now (but not too personal), and less like a a would-be teacher sharing his pearls of wisdom. At the same time, I have sought out other bloggers for my blogroll who were not simply church-leaders blogging about church-leadership (there's a lot of that), but instead I've sought a broader kind of conversation; still largely Christian, and with some of the same concerns, but not so bound to Christian culture (have you heard the latest Chris Thomlin song? read the latest John Piper tweet?).

I've also tried to connect with people who share some of my interest in books and reading, music (bluegrass, jazz, etc.) and classic films. This effort is reflected both in the blogroll and in the Americana Monday and Friday Songbook posts.

I think I might start a series of posts that highlight something from the world of books and book-bloggers, maybe every Wednesday, and maybe another series on classic films. Meanwhile, this is still a Christian's blog. That means, at least, a sense that grace, the grace of God in Christ, is the key to understanding everything, and the key to happiness. However various the content of this blog may be, Christ ought to be the cornerstone, or the whole structure falls.

3 comments:

Glynn said...

It's what a blog is supposed to be - personal but with application to a broader group of people. And it's what a blog by a Christian is supposed to be -- Christ-centered.

Bob Spencer said...

Thanks, Glynn. Of course, your blogging is one of my models. Keep up the great poetry!

nance marie said...

i understand this transitional movement. the flow.