Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Blogging Venture

I know, no one blogs anymore. If I'm going to be doing something new I should be doing it on Twitter or Facebook or something, right? But I like the blogging format.

Contrary to all reason, I'm attempting something that will, to some extent, rely on participation from other people for its success. Since you're reading this, I'm hoping you'll be one of those people.

A while ago, I was listening to Rob Bell's Velvet Elvis. Somewhere in there he says this:
I don’t think any of the writers of the Bible ever intended people to read their letters alone. I think they assumed that people who were hearing these words for the first time would be sitting next to someone who was further along on her spiritual journey, someone who was more in tune with what the writer was saying. If it didn’t make sense, you could stop the person who was reading and say, "Help me understand this."
I really like that. It occurred to me that most of the time when I've blogged about the Bible here, I've been sharing what I think it means. I decided it would be a good idea to try blogging about the parts that I don't understand.

That's where you come in.

What I think I'm going to do is follow the weekly lectionary and every week blog about whatever question or doubts I have about it. I'm hoping some good people will stop by and share what they do understand, or at least ideas that they have.

Here's the address of the new blog:

http://helpmeunderstandthis.wordpress.com/

Please stop by.

3 comments:

Diane said...

it's a good idea, Andy. and while I don't need any more blogs to visit, I think I will try to be by.

And re: your comments on facebook and twitter, all the savvy people seem to know how to link their blogs to their twitter accounts. but not me.

Andy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Diane.

I think nobody needs anymore blogs to read. Personally, I hardly read any these days.

So far, it seems like I'm getting something out of just asking the questions.

The Old Geezer said...

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God bless you