>Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil . . . ~ Ecclesiastes 4.9
As you notice in the new title “Pilgrims and Pastors,” the blog, it is a changin’. “Why the new title?,” you may be asking. Well, because the former title was singular and didn’t make sense any more now that there are two authors for this blog!
I am very happy to introduce to you Pastor Jeremy Jones. Jeremy is the Associate Pastor at Reformed Presbyterian Church where I have just been called. From listening to many of his sermons and from our conversations, I knew that I had to invite him to write with me here and to share his thoughts. I have been blessed by him and I know you will be too. You will soon be able to learn more about Jeremy when his bio is completed, which you will find above at the “About Jeremy” tab.
So, we needed a new title to reflect the new situation. I didn’t want the new situation, however, to be divorced from the brief history of “A Pilgrim’s Redress,” so I kept the “pilgrim” theme since it is so important to the Bible’s description of Jesus Christ and his church. But I also wanted to reflect the new situation in that I am about to be ordained as a minister, which is a big step in my pilgrimage that has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Therefore, since Jeremy and I are Christian pilgrims and will soon be writing as pastors, I thought the new title “Pilgrims & Pastors” was rather fitting.
For now the url will remain what it is, but that will be changing in the near future, so stay tuned!
>One of the blogs I receive in my Google Reader daily is Justin Taylor’s blog at Between Two Worlds. Reading his blog helps me keep up with what is going on out there in the Evangelical world. He was recently interviewed by Guy Davies at Exiled Preacher and can be read here.
And kudos to my friend James Grant who was listed on Justin’s top 15 theological/ministry blogs.
[HT: James Grant]
>O.k. I know what you’re thinking, “not another blog!” If so, do not fret, and get over it! This endeavor is not serious and has no pretense of becoming so. There are too many good blogs already in existence and I do not presume to think that I have anything novel to add to the mix. This exercise is more an attempt to get into the habit of writing.
I do not really enjoy writing, and I do not write well. Yet, God in his providence (and sense of humor) has called me to a holy vocation in which I will be spending the rest of my life communicating through writing. So, in an attempt to acclimate myself to the “waters” of pastoral written communication, I have decided to start blogging.
These posts will be the musings, pontifications and rants of an oft wearied and beleaguered pilgrim living in antithesis to a world that is not my home, but which earnestly strives to re-enroll me into its Naturalization Exam.
Don’t expect much, for I am merely easing into the shallow end. And maybe, and even hopefully, I will be able to extend to you the invitation of Delmar O’Donnell, “Neither God nor man’s got nothin’ on me now. C’mon in boys, the water is fine.”