Happy Birthday Blog!
Today is the one year birthday of this blog being started. On November 19, 2004 I started this blog only to write an article about why I don’t use the Crusade four spiritual laws, and it was only meant to be sent to one person (a Crusade staff member). Well, I started to get intrigued by the blog, and I proceeded to waste inordinate amounts of time on it (I call this the “Facebook Syndrome”). It’s time to reflect over what I have gone through in the last year.
After the initial post, I wrote about my experience at the Sharing the Hope Seminar for The Crescent Project. It was there that I met Fouad, and I contracted his incredible passion for Muslim ministry. I, of course, had to do a post with all the soteriology proof texts I knew at the time. I wrote, in a surprisingly mature fashion, over my sentiments on Christian marriage. I struggled with compatibilism, debated with Open Theists, came clean with my views on Christmas, wrote my testimony, started my inquiry into the KJV only debate, and I even challenged Gregory Boyd (can laugh about my naivety) and this was all in less than two months of blogging!
I’ve written about the atonement, missions, the problem of evil, theology proper, and on and on. I went on an Urban Immersion and summer project. I also had a failed relationship. I made huge theological advances; the largest of which was converting to a covenant view of the people of God, and I started writing expositionally (also gave sermons).
I could go on and on, but today is just a good day of reflection into the growth I’ve undergone. I’ve written over 147 posts, in 12 categories, and received over 471 comments! That’s pretty good output for a year! I’m excited to keep growing, and I really appreciate all the people that have come here to argue with me, agree with me, challenge me, and encourage me.
You can visit my archives to see all the posts I’ve written.