Monday, March 30, 2009

Learning on the way.

Because of the suggestions of Dennis Sanders from the Twin Cities Area Presbytery office I have changed the look of this blog. Dennis and I spent a couple hours on Friday talking about technology and then playing around with this blog, Facebook, and Twitter. He is a wonderful resource for anyone who has technology questions.

This is the start of the third week of my blog. I don’t have a grand plan for blogging—I decided when I started that I would start blogging and learn as I go. I feel a bit uncomfortable starting this way, but this will be a fun way to learn. As of right now I don’t have a strong written purpose for this blog, I don’t have a name for this blog, and I’m very willing to change the look and format of this blog.

What I do know is I like to write, I have plenty of ideas or reflections about the church, the culture, literature, politics, technology—well you get the idea. What I also know is I have a call to serve as the Organizing Pastor for the Chain of Lakes Church. Even though all of what I write on this blog is my personal opinion, I want this blog to serve the general ministry and mission of our new church.

I also know that I want people to read this blog. The intent of this blog is not for it to be a personal journal—one where I am the only person who reads it.

Yesterday I had a conversation with another pastor about blogging. When I said I started a blog he said that doing that takes discipline. My plan right now is to spend no more than 45 minutes a day in blogging. My initial plan is to write on four out of the five week days. No weekend blogging for now unless I come across something that grabs me so deeply that I can’t wait until Monday to write about it.

I think I’ve always had a secret desire to be a newspaper columnist—writing a daily blog is the next best thing.

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Help me keep learning!!

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