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Archive for May, 2009

Hiatus

chained-gateI created this site in January, not long before I left a message board that I had been heavily involved in for a number of years.  (The posts prior to 2009 were moved from previous blogs.)  My intention was to cut back on my online interaction, with this site still giving my the opportunity to occasionally post about topics of  interest.  Based on my previous blogging experience in which I had only posted sporadically, I wasn’t expecting for it to receive much traffic or to take up much of my time.

However, in Feburary I commented on several posts about various controversies on other blogs, posted about them here and before I knew it, I was as deeply involved in online discussion as I had been before, if not moreso at times.  While this is hardly a heavily visited site compared to many, blogging (along with social networking) has at times taken up far more of my time than I anticipated or desired.

That being said, I don’t regret expressing a point of view that was largely underrepresented in the blogosphere at the time.  Overall I am thankful for the experience and the opportunity that blogging has afforded me to be able to discuss various issues with fellow Christians, and in some cases, men who are leaders of some note.  I’m very grateful for the public and private encouragement that I’ve received over the past several months as a result of my efforts.  However, I’ve come to realize that I simply need to “unplug” for a while, especially regarding online theological discussions that have little direct relation to my present calling and responsibilities.

I have been known to say that a lot of internet theologians would be much better off doing less typing and more reading, and I believe the time has come for me to take my own advice.  I also have several personal and professional goals and responsibilities that take precedence over this kind of online interaction.  Due to some health issues I had last year, I have been providentially hindered from working outside of the home for most of the past year, but Lord willing, that soon appears to be coming to an end.

It’s been an interesting and at times rewarding ride, but the time has come for me to get off, at least for now.

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Lest any suspect the previous post of teaching salvation by church membership, (and it clearly is not) here’s a warning against presumption and trust in anything other than Christ:

HT:  Puritan Fellowship

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HT:  Truth Matters

Here is a copy of the tract that Bro. Johnson mentions.

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