I know, I know, you’ve been wondering where I’ve been.
Or perhaps not.
But it has been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything. There are a few reasons. Life has been busy. Other responsibilities have taken center stage. I’ve lacked the time and energy to put words together in a satisfying way.
I’m also aware that my last substantive post was supposed to be the first in a series. I intend to get back to that in the next week or so.
All I want to say here is that I’m planning on doing a few specific things starting next week. On Mondays I’m going to post a Prayer of the Week. For this I will draw on a prayer composed by someone from church history. I may or may not include some words of reflection with this prayer. But I believe such prayers are not only valuable as a resource for our personal prayer. Often these prayers introduce us to language that doesn’t always find its way into our normal prayer lives but is rich both theologically and spiritually. Such prayers from church history (whether distant or recent) can encourage and challenge us. They can provide a springboard of sorts, helping us as we bring ourselves into the presence of our triune God.
In addition to this, I will attempt to post one or two reflections per week. My desire and hope is to offer thoughts that are helpful when it comes to understanding and living out the Christian life. Sometimes I will reformat sermon notes for this purpose. I may write a series of posts, like the one I introduced a few weeks ago (“Spiritual Practices for an Accelerating Age”). Maybe I’ll even reflect on a recently read book.
Now, if you’re like me at all, you watch the news and are aware enough of culture and politics that you can sometimes feel overwhelmed (and perhaps angered and/or dismayed) by everything that is happening. Sometimes I have tried offering thoughts on these various issues, but often I feel inadequate to the task of doing so well. Yet I seek to offer a spiritual orientation or a framework out of which we can approach our everyday lives as believers. So even if I do touch on culture and politics, I want to do it in a way that is spiritually meaningful, helpful, and encouraging.
So that’s it for now. Hopefully, it won’t take a few weeks for me to post again.