Post Interval

It has been a while since I’ve posted–over a month to be precise.  I imagine that all my readers (I know, the plural is a stretch) have been anxiously waiting for my next post (talk about an unfounded claim).  Perhaps an exchange between both of them might sound something like this:

“I haven’t seen a post on Roman’s blog lately.”

“Yeah.  I haven’t either.”

“He must be really into his next post.”

“Yeah.”

(As you can see, writing scripts is not my calling.)

Well, sorry to disappoint.  A great post this is not.  So why haven’t I posted in over a month?

World cup?  Nope (but go USA!)

NBA finals?  Nope.  But this easily takes precedence over the world cup (Go Lakers!) 

Minnesota Twins baseball?  Absolutely not.  All Minnesota sports teams annoy me (Go anyone playing a MN team!)

It has been and continues to be a busy ministry season.  When I’m not working on church related stuff, I’m enjoying time with Julie and our kids.  It’s great!

So check back in.  I plan to get on a blog roll again rather quickly.

Before I close this out, however, I don’t want to leave you with a nagging sense (as you might already have) that you just wasted a few precious moments of your life.  So I’ll leave you with this gem of a quote from E.M. Bounds in his Power Through Prayer, chapter 10 “Prayer and Devotion United,”

Prayer is the creator as well as the channel of devotion. The spirit of devotion is the spirit of prayer. Prayer and devotion are united as soul and body are united, as life and the heart are united. There is no real prayer without devotion, no devotion without prayer. The preacher must be surrendered to God in the holiest devotion. He is not a professional man, his ministry is not a profession; it is a divine institution, a divine devotion. He is devoted to God. His aim, aspirations, ambition are for God and to God, and to such prayer is as essential as food is to life.

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4 thoughts on “Post Interval

  1. Your blog is just another blog in my RSS reader, so it updates when it updates…lol.

    I wouldn’t say this blog or any blog ministry related is a waste of time, even with or without a small exhortation or bit of Scripture. Blogs, and really any social media or Web 2.0 experience, is necessary and critical nowadays, especially in the life of a minister. It’s how people know what is going on. It is how you digitally relate your newsletter to the rest of the world. It is rapidly becoming the primary mean of raising support for ministry, whether monetary or prayer.

    Pastors and ministers and missionaries cannot afford to ignore the Internet, and to make it just as much a priority in their weekly life as emptying the mailbox, checking the email, or working on a dead and dying print based newsletter.

    Welcome to 2010. A missionary family stops by your church to raise support. They show some slides. Do a song and dance. Maybe bring a JV message. And then they ask you to sign up for their bimonthly newsletter.

    But wouldn’t you rather have a daily or weekly blog knowing all that is going on in their world, so that they are in constant contact after a fashion with each and every church they receive support from?

    We can now live in the world of global real-time if people were willing to put in the modest effort to get started, as well as rethink their near Biblically divinely inspired ministry practices.

  2. Hey Stuart,

    I agree, the huge online world really can’t be ignored anymore. Technology keeps us connected, but it also comes with a set of problems, as does any other medium. It really is the way to keep in touch.

    By the way, what is a “JV message”?

  3. Most missionary messages I’ve heard are something that they seem to pull out of a hat/make up on the spot, and strongly relates to their ministry in some way. Hence, JV messages, because Varsity messages are the weekly ones by the local pastor.

    I’m contemplating starting a blog or something about trying to help pastors/missionaries/churches integrate social media and basically the Internet more fully into their ministry…

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