Spurts n’ Spitz

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I can’t seem to maintain any sense of consistency on this thing. It’s been some 8 months since I last posted anything. I love reading other people’s blogs, but can’t seem to maintain my own. So, I thought I’d post about not being able to post–makes sense, right!?

The idea of posting things for other people see (assuming someone besides me reads this) can be rather narcissistic. I mean, really, do people want to hear about what I’m thinking? And, more importantly, do I want people reading what I’m thinking!? Yes, there needs to be a certain amount of censoring. Some things are just not for public consumption (again, assuming anyone is reading this). But, I do have ideas. I do have thoughts that I’d like to throw out into the ongoing conversations of life–offer my contribution, as it were. But, do people really want to know?

I get the impression that most of the congregation I serve do not read blogs. My impression is that most spend as little time as possible on the internet (part of me says, “Good for you!”). But, we have a small and growing cadre of people who regularly surf the net either for something specific or just to see what’s going on “out there” (another part of me says, “Good for you!”). In any case, my hope is that what ever I may post here may be of some interest to someone out there. If not, then I shall be but one small voice among millions that no one hears, and somehow I’m ok with that too.

I do hope to see some of you who do actually read this in the coming year, either in person or on here. Merry Christmas and may God bless you in the coming year!


4 thoughts on “Spurts n’ Spitz”

  1. Dr. Sheltie, thanks for your comment. It is comforting to know I am not alone. I enjoy blogging, actually, especially when people read my blogs (thus the point blogging). In a way, we are both contributing to the ongoing conversations online, but I'm thinking we are attempting some sense of self-promotion in that we are promoting our contribution…that is not necessarily a bad thing. There are those, of course, who are all about self-promotion…usually we can weed those out.

    Anyway, thanks for your comment.

  2. So there's this "Theology After Google" event at CST in March with Tony Jones et. al. that is presuming to equip pastors and theologians to use blogs and other social media technology in doing theology. Maybe we should go to that . . .

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