After much thought during this hiatus the last few weeks, I’m announcing a change of direction in my blog posts. A pretty major—and somewhat daring—change of direction.
When I first started blogging, almost without exception my writer friends warned me to avoid two subjects: politics and religion. That’s like telling my wife to avoid sugar and chocolate—very difficult to stick with.
Christianity is not really a religion. It’s a relationship. It’s all about a personal relationship between a believing Christian and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit who make up the God-head. However, most of the world thinks of it as a religion, and if you quote something from the Bible or discuss spiritual topics, people consider that to be religion.
Under that definition, I guess I’ve been discussing “religion” in my blogs for at least two or three years now. I wrote a series of blogs in late 2013 that became the basis for my book, Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life. Prior to that I wrote a number of blogs on specific Christian subjects, so I guess I’ve really never adhered to that part of the advice.
On the other hand, I’ve scrupulously avoided discussing politics in my blogs. My writer friends told me that writing about politics would drive away half of my audience, and I believed them.
With all the ungodliness, moral depravity, and pure foolishness going on in our nation today, however, I can no longer stand by quietly watching our once-great nation edging ever closer to the edge of the abyss that swallowed up Rome, Greece, Persia, and other great nations throughout history. Both as a citizen standing up for my country and as a Christian standing up for what’s right and godly, I feel I have to quit straddling fences and stand up and be heard.
Besides that, I think we all write better when we write about something we’re passionate about. My uncategorized blogs are usually a bit blah, because there’s no passion behind them, but I’m very passionate about things that affect our nation, common sense, and the rights of individuals which have been trampled for decades now by rampant socialism and the “entitlement” mindset it promotes.
For the last year or two, I’ve followed a rigid policy of posting Christian blogs every Tuesday and uncategorized blogs every Friday. As I return from my sabbatical, I am changing that format. I’m not restricting myself to any specific day of the week, nor to a certain number of posts a week. My posts will generally be either Christian or political in nature, and they may appear on any day—three times a week or once every three weeks.
I think most of the writers who know me are mature enough to allow me to stake out positions with which they disagree. I certainly hope so, because I don’t have enough friends to be casting any of them aside. However, if the fact that I take a stand on an issue facing our nation causes someone to unfriend me on Facebook or unsubscribe to my blog, so be it. I’ll continue to love all of you anyhow, whether we lose communication or not.
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