As far as personal websites go this one is probably one of the older ones on the block. It was over 11 years ago that I thought putting something online. At the time I was a budding web developer with my own server. I think the cost of owning a domain had finally dropped around that time. In the early days we had to pay $150 USD for a two year registration. That was back when the US dollar was worth a lot more than the Canadian dollar. Originally my website wasn’t a blog, it was a collection of articles. I did eventually develop a ramblings section where I wrote some of my own stuff. It was Jordon Cooper that inspired the transition to a blog. I have affectionately referred to Jordon as the “blog father” (spoken in your best italian mob boss accent…think godfather) as he inspired so many people around here to blog. I put a lot of work in to his blog for several years but after I got married I just didn’t have the same amount of time to pontificate on weighty issues.
I’ve been writing a lot lately but it will be for another stand-alone website like CoveringAndAuthority.com. That website has turned out very well. I get comments and email from appreciative people every month. When people search google with several relevant search terms CoveringAndAuthority.com appears in the top 10 results. That puts it exactly where I need it to reach the audience I intend to reach. There are a great many people trapped in authoritarian churches that find it much easier explore their doubts anonymously. Having the entire website dedicated to this one topic makes it much easier to find in google.
For this next project I’m reflecting on what I’d call my approach of ministry. It will encompass what I’ve learned after 6 years of participating in house churches. Much like CoveringAndAuthority.com I will attempt to reflect on things biblically. There are some people out there doing a really bang up job of bridging New Testament and church. I appreciate Alan Knox a lot, as well as some of the people he links to in his writing and reflections.