I mentioned here that I was participating with some other bloggers in a ‘blogalogue’ – a rolling conversation that is bouncing from blog to blog, and which invites inputs from other bloggers or readers. We are in week three of the experiment! Richard Jacobson led off with his video and blog post, Jon Zens followed with a blog post, and Keith Giles just posted his contribution the other day. Well, one of his contributions. He also put together a podcast last week in response to some conversation he had with John White on his blog. In addition, Steve Simms linked to a couple of posts on his blog which were germane to the conversation. I’m up next!
So, how is it going?
Well, there have been some great comments and discussion, but more comments would be good. Or, questions that look to untangle things that aren’t clear. Or, corrections. The back-and-forth we’ve had so far has been interesting, and it’s this process of chipping away at ideas – looking for truth rather than looking to be right – that I am eager to see more of.
It will be interesting to see if we end up with any fresh or at least clarified understandings. It will be interesting to see if any of the participants had any shift in their own thinking.
I am ruminating on where I want to take the conversation. Any thoughts or suggestions? One thing that I want to do is take a look at our terms. We’ve started out with some assumptions about what a church looks like, and what a pastor is, and what kinds of decisions need to be made. What do you think they mean?
I’m looking forward to the rest of this conversation, and hope we can share together in future ‘blogalogues’ – learning how to talk and listen, willing to learn, ready to offer our thoughts in humility. I think the process will be at least as valuable as the conclusions.