Confessions of an Angry Blogger.

heres-johnnyI’m back.

Maybe.

I’ve not posted on my blog since October, 2013. I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I needed to get away from it before…well…I said too much.

The tagline of this blog is “a commentary on the gospel, baseball and other stuff.” As time passed and the days rolled by, I realized that most of what I wrote was on the “other stuff.”  It was usually a topic that was controversial, or political, or counter-cultural.  The “other stuff” consumed me.

And, honestly, the “other stuff” is what gets the hits.  People respond to that.  Most people are pretty ho-hum about Shark_EDITEDwhat Jonathan Edwards says about worship, and they could care less about Evan Longoria’s walk-up song.  But, throw up a post about same-sex marriage or Obamacare, and the sharks start circling, and reading, and responding.

I must confess…I liked it.  I liked it for all the wrong reasons.

So, I’m going to try this blogging thing again.  But, this time, I’ll lay out some ground rules.  And, remember – this is my blog.  It’s a place where you can read my thoughts on “the gospel, baseball and other stuff.”

1.  I’m a follower of Jesus Christ.  That means that I see everything through the lens of God’s Word.  My view of culture, politics, my family, and so on is built on the precepts of what is taught in the Scriptures.

2.  Politically, I’m conservative.  I’ll not commit to one political party or the other, because I agree and disagree with both.

3.  The views I express are mine.  And, they may be a work in progress.  But, blogging about them helps me work through details and sort out where I am in some of these issues.  Writing, for me, is therapeutic, and helps me catalog my thoughts and views intentionally.

4.  Feel free to dialogue with me about what I write.  It’s okay to disagree.  And, if we disagree, it doesn’t mean I hate you or despise your opinion.

5.  I really, really do seek to have honest, open, respectful dialogue about the issues I present here.  I respect your view, and I want to know why you feel the way you do.

So, there it is.  I may blog tomorrow, or the next day, or the next week.  When I do, remember I’m trying to flesh out my view of this world in which we live, sometimes with humor, sometimes with a story, but always with a purpose.

Peace & love,

Mark

 

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5 responses to “Confessions of an Angry Blogger.

  1. Kincaid Home

    Mark,

    You are way to gifted a writer and thinker not to share so from my perspective am very glad you are back.

    Also know that you would agree that there is only one judge of our thoughts. If he is pleased then you have done well and suspect that he is.

    Here goes the political. And No Mr Obama if you are reading this I don’t mean you.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Ashlee Ocegueda

    Welcome back!
    I look forward to reading your future posts

  3. “Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes; You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.” – John Fogerty

  4. Jan Hubbard

    So, that’s why I couldn’t find your blog!! Glad you are back.(even all the baseball references). As said above, you do have a way with the words. Your blog makes me think, search and often laugh. Read you soon!

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