When I got into blogging it was really an extension of debates I was having in AOL chat rooms. The blog afforded me the space to wax eloquent without interruption from heretical interlocutors. The earliest posts on this blog are almost all apologetic in that I was arguing against some heretic or atheist or irreligious cultist. But in the nearly seven years since I started this blog I’ve come to realize that responding to enemies of the faith on the internet is best left to those who still have youthful zeal.
Then I got into biblical studies and learned a bit about historical criticism and I was filled with all sorts of questions and doubts. I used the blog as a sounding board for thinking through issues like inerrancy or the historicity of certain events/people in Scripture. A question would pop into my head and I’d ask it and usually receive plenty of answers in response. But the more I’ve read, and the more I’ve grown, the more those doubts waned and those questions were answered. I suppose new questions might pop up but I have a somewhat different way of getting them answered these days (i.e., prayerful study; dialog with a select few rather than all of the interwebs).
And of course there was always the random thought that popped into my head or the meme that I was tagged with. The occasional post about movies, music, or television was a nice fallback as well. Well, I randomly think almost exclusively on Twitter these days. I find that the blog affords me way more space than I need to rattle off such sage aphorisms. And I’m not sure that memes even still exist. I don’t think I’ve seen one since like 2008 so there’s no more participating in that nonsense.
I still watch movies and TV but much less frequently, and when I do, it’s to unwind and fall asleep. I’m not about to lose sleep over telling folks what I’ve been watching and how I’ve enjoyed it. That isn’t to say that I won’t do such when I have the time and energy. And music, O music, how I long to do a retrospective series on my favorite rap albums. It might actually happen one day. We’ll see. But for now it seems like the blog will continue to be a feed for announcing what books I’ve received for review, what books I’ve won in contests, and the occasional book review. The goal is always four per month but that’s become increasingly difficult. The reading isn’t the problem as much as the writing of reviews. I’ve gotten lazy in my old age.
So it would seem that these days I don’t have much to say. Or, I do, but I say it on Twitter, and what can’t fit in a tweet is too time consuming for me to put on the blog. God only knows if and when any of this will change.