I have never written a blog. I may be among the few who have not. Blogs these days are "a dime a dozen." It is as if the general population is saying "I can blog so I will blog." And while the ability to blog is there, to actually write a blog may not be the best thing to do.
The famous psychologist B.F. Skinner began a career in writing but soon decided to change direction in his life because, in his words, "I had nothing important to say." I would guess the proliferation of blogs these days would indicate that many people believe what they say is important.
And so this is an experiment. If I discover that I have nothing important to say, I may join the Skinners of the world. There are, however, two reasons for me to begin this journey.
1. I will be writing this blog as pastor of Olive Branch Fellowship Church. Therefore, those choosing to read it will become more familiar with our church and some of the theological/spiritual conversations we have at the church. I am certainly not the only one at our church who is capable of writing these kinds of things (nor the most eloquent). However, I have been given the privilege for the past 10 years of opening my mouth before the congregation for about 20 minutes every Sunday.
2. I will be writing this blog as a follower of Christ who seeks open discussion and opinion. In our adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, we have a variety of opinions and lively discussions regarding the Bible and how it applies to our daily lives. Sometimes we just have to agree to disagree but we always leave the building with smiles on our faces.
So there. The best case scenario is that I would like to post to this site at least once per week. The procrastinator in me will challenge that notion. We will wait and see.
If you read, I hope you will enjoy and will enter the discussion.
Chuck Strong, pastor
Olive Branch Fellowship Church
Chuck Strong is pastor at Olive Branch Fellowship Church