So I started a blog…

[Below is a look at the blog at its earliest conception.  Part of knowing where one is going is knowing where one has been.  Is from here that I first began throwing thoughts against the wall to see what stuck.  First Published April 29, 2016]

So I started a blog. When I started this blog, I was inevitably asked “So what’s your focus?” Good question.  I’m a serious fan of movies; my blog could be a film blog.  Then again, I’m a real nerd about science fiction and fantasy; my blog can be a genre blog about those sorts of books, movies, and TV!  I could even post some of my own fiction!  But I am also in seminary to be a pastor and I spend much time studying theology, church history, and the Bible.  Wouldn’t it make more sense to write a blog on spirituality and faith, especially if I could further my career? So many possibilities. What is a comic book loving, theology reading, aspiring sci-if author to do? I could start three separate blogs…

Or I can accept that in my noggin, these interests and passions are not mutually exclusive. I can embrace that my fast paced, most likely undiagnosed ADD brain is full of all these things and more. All spinning in a cyclone, smashing into each other like roll-caged reinforced sedans at a demolition derby. Not only that, but I think we want to compartmentalize our interests too much. “The self that enjoys golf is not the self that works as a data analyst or desires to paint murals on the side of abandoned mill buildings.”  Or so we have convinced ourselves. Yet wecropped-cropped-blog-wonka.jpg are whole persons. We are people who do have interests that seem out of sync with our professions or other pass times. If we search ourselves, I suspect we find that all these things are integrated in a beautiful mosaic of chaotic personhood.  Else we find that our job sucks and is draining the life out of our very being.

Thus here lies my attempt at reflecting on my integrated, scattered brained self on the Internet.  Here I think you’ll find a little bit of everything.  And maybe you’ll laugh with me some too.

Thank you for joining me in the Squall.  Maybe we’ll weather it together, and maybe we’ll come to enjoy the topsy-turvy adventure of self-discovery and seeking the mystery all around us…

 

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