I began this blog in 2007 as my family was moving to Dallas to begin our church start-up work.
At that time, posting to a blog made sense because we had a number of supporters and friends (probably three) for whom reading a blog was an easy way to stay updated on our work.
When Storyline, the church we helped to start, became “self-sustaining” in 2013, the dynamics changed: we no longer needed to update our supporters as often, and so the blog sat on the shelf.
Since then I’ve been wondering: what will be the new purpose of this blog? Who do we want to read it?
The new purpose we’ll pursue here is captured in two words:
This blog is for everyday disciples – for those who are trying to figure out what it means to follow Jesus day in, day out. In the mundane and the mystical moments of life. For those who want to have a conversation about how following Jesus impacts raising children, the kind of food we eat, the clothes we buy, how we spend our money, who we date, planning for retirement, our leisure time, and our sex lives.
Which means it’s not primarily geared for church leaders anymore, so we won’t talk a whole lot of “shop” about church.
However, church leaders, don’t check out – this blog catches you, too; especially if you share the conviction (and you should!) that your spiritual leadership flows from your personal discipleship.
And for our three supporters who still follow this blog, we hope you’ll continue to benefit from this blog as well. Perhaps less as a reporting function and more of a renewal function – something that will challenge you and bless your soul to read.
Expect to hear from more than just me, too. We’ve got a cadre of capable writers who have valuable perspectives to share about the way of Jesus.
So help shape this blog, would you?
What everyday discipleship topic do you want to have a conversation about?