Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Venture into the world of blogging
After reading a number of blogs for several months now, I finally decided to bite the bullet and create my own blog site. Part of my motivation was the desire to be able to contribute to some ongoing discussions of current themes on some of these sites without having to do so anonymously. I also enjoy writing and trust that this forum will give me an outlet for expressing some thoughts creatively and bouncing them off of others for feedback. I have been closely following the Wade Burleson issue on his blog and a number of others and have chimed in anonymously a couple of times about the situation. While on some levels one could say "I no longer have a dog in the hunt," we still have many former colleagues and friends serving with the IMB and I'm vitally interested in the direction that the IMB takes as a result. As the title of the blog indicates, I'm also a huge fan of the Radical Reformation period in church history and count many of the Anabaptists as true heroes of the faith. While actual historical links between modern day Baptists and the Anabaptists are difficult to demonstrate conclusively, solid research suggests we were strongly influenced by them and deeply indebted to them on many levels. Those interested in chatting about church history and missions among other topics will find a ready participant on this blog.