Thinking Out Loud

September 30, 2009

What Really Matters to You Right Now?

Filed under: blogging, theology — Tags: , , , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:20 pm

question-markSo I’m blog-hopping looking for something creative to post today and suddenly realizing how easy it is to be caught up in someone else’s issues.   There are discussions and debates going on about a wide range of topics that, if I am reading these blogs correctly, are so critical that the fate of civilization as we know it is hanging in the balance.

Sometimes a topic intersects an area of personal interest.   Other times, I think of something clever — okay, at least I think it’s clever — to add as a short comment.   But the next day that blog will be off on a different subject which really isn’t something I see as critical to my own personal walk with Jesus.

Many Christian blogs are caught up in discussions that make your head spin.   I love surveying the issues and seeing what matters to some people.   (A blog like Internet Monk — see the blogroll — will do that for you and give you a crash course in theological hot topics.)   But often I feel like this is someone else’s discussion. Maybe I just haven’t reached a level of spiritual maturity to burden myself with certain topics.   Or maybe — and this is a BIG maybe — they haven’t written their argument in such a way as to evoke from me a response out of the depth of my understanding and connection to that particular concern.

So…what really matters to you right now?   What topic would you like to find on a Christian blog that would hit you right where you’re living at this moment?

Break up into groups of 3-4 and discuss; OR leave a comment!   (Or both!)



  1. abandonment

    Comment by randy morgan — September 30, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    • I wish you had embellished this a bit more fully. Abandonment can take many forms. You can always e-mail me direct at the address on the “about” page.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — October 1, 2009 @ 8:07 am

  2. I’d like to see something written by someone in a church that’s really acting for the marginalized in their own community, not just sending people on “short term missions trips”.

    Comment by Ruth Wilkinson — September 30, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

  3. More stuff geared toward Christian Singles in the 30’s and 40’s.There are plenty of us out there.

    Comment by mike42lan — September 30, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

    • Good point.

      So much of what we do in the church is oriented toward the married person with 2.4 children. I said this during my somewhat longer period as a single person, and I’m saying it again as someone who has been married for a couple of decades.

      And the number of singles is increasing as a percentage.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — October 1, 2009 @ 8:05 am

  4. i get tired of all the theological banter going on when i visit a site. most of the time i’m just looking for someone to inspire me creatively.
    i want my blog to be a dispenser of hope and blessing. sometimes i get a bit irate when i see injustice that just shouldnt be, particularly in Christian circles. i also want to be a voice telling the church to reach out to the poor more since if the church isn’t good news to the poor then it isn’t anything in my opinion.

    Comment by shallowfrozenwater — October 1, 2009 @ 9:56 am

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