Moving on from those ideas and issues pertaining to the blog-title, the next step is to think about the blog’s content itself.
So, what exactly do I want to write about, anyway? Well, hold your horses little pilgrim, I’ll get there when I’m good and ready. First I need to say a bit about the greater categories. And this is exactly where the sub-title comes in: “Meditation on the sacred. Reflection on the secular”.
In this post, let me say a bit about that first sentence:
Meditation on the Sacred
By the term “sacred”, I have in mind Sacred-Scripture. Holy Writ. The Word of God itself: set against the profane, and set apart from the common.
By “meditation on the sacred”, I mean “writing of a theological-devotional nature”. Not the dry and dusty stuff. Not the shallow, fluffy nonsense. Rather, a true and experiential theology.
While I’m not at all against the need to think about the sacred at an exclusively academic level, that is not what I want to write about. Firstly, I know my station; I’m not an academic. More positively however, my calling is to the pastorate: a calling to preach and teach the Bible in a way that resonates with the heart and influences the soul. And whatever the value of academic theology (and there is indeed great value), my task is to bring it to the people and make it battlefield-ready. Sacred mind-engaging, heart-stirring, theological meditation. As a pastor, this is what I am called to do. As a pastor therefore, this is primarily what I want to write about. I’ll strive for a balance between brevity and substance. My focus will be singular: to write in such a way that probes your soul and leads you into further meditation upon the Word. In this regard, while I look forward to the benefits that writing will bring to me; my great hope (by the pure grace of God), is that these benefits are eclipsed by any scripture-extracted blessings that you might experience.