Gotta Start Somewhere

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

So... he said sidling up to the keyboard as if he were laying down on the analyst's couch... I've never done a blog before. You've got to start somewhere, I suppose.

How about this as a beginning? It was Linus Van Pelt who inspired me to give this a go. As my family sat down last night for our viewing tradition of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", I watched as Linus tried again and again to publicly state his Great Pumpkin theology. Charlie Brown calls him "crazy" and wonders when Linus is going to stop believing in something that isn't true. Now... it's not that I, as a minister, have too many public encounters like this. Most people are polite, especially in person. But it had been one of those Sundays where I had gotten up to deliver my weekly public theology address (aka the sermon) and felt like I had botched the job. It was one of those sermons where I had liked it as I wrote it. I thought it made sense and was pretty good. Not great... but pretty good. Dealt with the scripture passage and even talked about Reformed Theology on Reformation Sunday. And then in its delivery... blech... to use a good Charlie Brown word.

So watching Linus constantly tell his friends about his beliefs and then living into his beliefs... without any positive confirmation that what he believed was true... I thought, it's time to start a blog. It's what Linus would have done on November 1st.

"Stupid! What do you mean stupid!"

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