100 posts. One focus.
We've officially hit the 100 post mark! We've covered a lot of ground over these 100 posts: we've talked a lot about the Bible and theology, book reviews, championing catechesis, teaching tips and more. It's been fun for me to revisit some of these over the last few days and be reminded of where we've been.
What I want to do briefly with this 100th post, though, is to keep directing our focus on the ONE THING I want this blog to facilitate - building and reinforcing the foundations of the Christian faith. The reason for this focus is simple: Foundations matter. The growth and stability of anything depends largely on the foundation on which it rests. I still agree with what I wrote in my very first post on this site:
Grounding ourselves in foundational truths of the Christian faith will give us a strong foundation...on which we can grow as believers. Reinforcing foundational truths can protect us from shifting soils that threaten the integrity of our faith. As we seek to carry the Christian faith forward faithfully - and pass the baton along to those who will come after us - the thing we need most isn't something new and novel. The thing we need most is a strong foundation.
This is the focus I want to maintain and continue to reinforce as we move into our next 100 posts, and continue building foundations that will help you Dig Deep, Learn Good, and Launch Well.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank YOU for joining me. Thanks for reading, and for engaging with the material. Whether people have commented directly on this site or contacted me in other ways, I enjoy the interactions! Know that your feedback, contributions, and participation have helped make this site better! Keep it coming!
I could benefit from your help as I continue using this blog to build and reinforce foundations of the Christian faith: What are the areas of Christianity that you feel most need reinforcing? What essential foundations would you like to learn more about? Let me know!
5/21/2015 01:18:14 pm
It seems the church can always use guidance on exegesis. How might we go about rightly interpreting the Word, and what common pitfalls should we look out for as we read the Bible and apply it to our lives?
5/22/2015 02:10:17 am
Great point, Grant - thanks for sharing! Will definitely factor this into how I plan for this blog to keep "building and reinforcing foundations of the Christian faith"!
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