If there is any one overarching goal for my blogging endeavors, it’s to maintain an authentic voice.
It would be too easy for me to get up on my soap box every day, and get all up in the face of whatever it is in the world that currently irks me. I’m too good at articulating my grievances. Far too good. Although I’ve written a few of those kind of posts, I try to avoid letting it define this blog (and, frankly, the whole of my intellectual life as well…).
I can go on and on and on about Scripture. What it says to me. How it has shaped my perspective. Sometimes, I do just that. I’ve spent my entire life reading, memorizing, and studying Scripture– formerly and informerly. I even read the NT in its original language, Koine Greek, after attaining (partial) fluency at Seminary. But… Can my reiteration of Scripture alone aptly represent the entirety of my relationship with Christ? Heck no!
I can talk about my past. And I do. However, I (try to!) live in the present, with an eye on the future. If I chronicle aspects of my past here, it’s only because they still relate to my present.
“I’m trying to shed light on what you cannot see– the invisible workings of my soul.”
Suffice it to say, whether I’m blogging here about sociopolitical forces, or offering my take on Scripture, or painting a portrait of past events, I’m doing so in order to reveal glimpses of my inner life and present faith in Christ. I’m trying to shed light on what you cannot see– the invisible workings of my soul. I’ve yet to perfect this in written form. But looking back at where I started 3 months ago, I think I’m well on my way.
The life of the Spirit within us is dynamic. Fluid. Ever changing in response to what we encounter outside of it. I’ve had the nature of spirituality explained to me as being akin to a slinky. Or a circle. In my experience, it takes on a cyclical quality not unlike the four seasons that govern the birth/ life/death/rebirth activity of the natural world.
That is what I want you to see in me and my blog–the natural movement of my soul’s life. Faith is not static. It has a life all of its own, ever turning our questioning into new confidence that brings with it new questioning.
None of us will actually have it all figured out in this life (although some will try to convince you they do). That kind of knowing is only promised in the life after this one.
I am committed to being honest and forthcoming here. Which means that my posts may not always be pretty, or witty, or smart….
But they will always be real.
(Even if I have to rewrite them numerous times before publishing… Because I totally do that…)