Just a few days ago, June 18th to be precise, I realized I had been at St. Paul's for exactly a year. Many things have changed over the last 12 months and one of them has been the frequency of my blogging. While time has certainly been an issue, it wasn't the primary.
I have been blogging for over 10 years. Digging through the depths of blogger reveals those first thoughts from 2000, and I will admit they are pretty embarrassing. Those first posts reeked of someone who had no earthly idea of any sort of purpose in writing online.
And I feel this last year part of that has come back. As I reflect on this last year I see several changes;
1. A change in vocation. Being back in full time ministry again changed things and my working in a more traditional ministry setting added to that. I have not been sure what my blogging might look like within this new season.
2. A change in audience. Instead an intended audience of theological students and others in ministry I instantly added a congregation. I admit being hesitant at times to tackle this combination.
3. A change in purpose. With the previous two (vocation and audience), I knew I would need to shift my purpose. With that, I realized I had never very quickly defined any sort of purpose in blogging. I allowed the topics I frequently blogged on (worship, culture and eschatology) to set that. Better definition would be necessary.
I have spent most of the year reflecting on these issues. I posted from time to time, but on both this site and others I went under radio silence. In the last few months I knew I would want to break the pattern when I hit a year back in Louisiana.
Well that time is now. The Reboot is here. The changes have been thought out in light of my thoughts.