It is obvious that the last few months have seen a significant slow down in my blogging activity. There are several reasons for this, a few stemming from the general state of blogging and more from the state of my own life and situation.
The blog phenomenon in the English-speaking world has peaked and – as forecast in an earlier version of this page – most blogs are being stored in the part of cyberspace dedicated to hula hoops, pogo sticks and other fashions that reached their use-by date.
Blogging isn’t going away, it is just settling down.
But there are more personal reasons that I am blogging less. First, a crisis has a way of deeply altering one’s life in unexpected ways. Over the last 6 months my convictions have not changed. The priorities that I established years ago remain firmly entrenched in my thinking today. My understanding of God’s Word has not changed significantly. I hope that I am growing in understanding, but no radical departures from core beliefs mark my recent pilgrimage.
What I have noticed over the last several years is that the older I get the fewer things I am certain about. But, the things I am certain about, I am more certain than ever. The details of the millennial reign of Christ fit into the former category. The doctrines of grace fit into the latter. I am less willing to debate my convictions than when I was younger.
There are places, people and gospel efforts that I care very deeply about that occupy much of my thinking and praying these days. I can have limited conversations about these matters with a few people, but I am unable to write about them in a public forum like this blog.