Thursday, June 30

What is a Theoblog?

If theology = theos + logos = words about God
then theoblog = theos + web + logos = words about God on the web.

I want desperately to know reality, since I am becoming more and more
convinced that living in reality is the essence of maturity. And that
only mature people possess true, deep, abiding joy, which I
desperately long for.

To know reality we need to get at the root, the base, the source, the
heart of it. That heart is God.

Thus I seek to learn as much about God and all that springs from God
as I can. It's a slow, painful ascent up Everest requiring incredible
endurance and patience not to mention meticulous planning and
inevitable setbacks. Thank God the journey itself is such an
adventure, for I don't know if I'll ever reach the top. But the
closer the better, so onward I press. Who'll adventure with me? I
can't go it alone.

Why I Theoblog

Primarily, this theoblog is for me. I want to learn. I want to learn about reality, seen and unseen. I hope this will help me do that in several ways:

1) Writing compels me to clarify my thinking for my own sake.
2) A blog will help me write a little every day (I need help!).
3) It will collect thoughts, facts, and so on, for later use. In case there ever is a later use.
4) I hope to improve at the craft of writing through practice.
5) If anyone else happens to read this and benefits, great.
6) If anyone else happens to respond, even better--I hope to learn a lot that way!

But if no one reads it, that is fine with me.

This is my first blog, and an experiment.