Tuesday, January 02, 2018

A Note to Readers- A Shift in Ministry Focus

It is hard to believe that I have been blogging here at Truthbomb for 10 years!  I remember when the ministry started and I had grand aspirations of becoming a full-time apologist.  Much has changed since then.  Danielle and I are the proud parents of two wonderful girls and we continue to be blessed beyond what either of us deserve.

It has been a blessing to watch Truthbomb grow as well.  We have had the opportunity to speak in various venues, review books by some of the most prominent apologists writing today and our writing has been featured on leading websites such as The Poached Egg and Apologetics315. Recently, we even had an article published in the newest, updated Apologetics Study Bible for Students!  I confess this is more than I ever imagined would happen when I started Truthbomb all those years ago!

Lately, I have been reading Dayton Hartman newest book Lies Pastors Believe.  In this book, Hartman asserts the following:

"The most important flock you will ever shepherd sleeps under your roof, sits on your lap, and has your eyes.  Shepherd them first, even to the detriment of your ministry dreams and goals" [p. 74].

Have you ever been listening to a sermon and it seemed like the pastor was speaking directly to you? As I read these lines, I had a similar experience.  And upon reflection, I had to confess to myself that I am many times guilty of putting my "ministry dreams and goals" ahead of my "most important flock."  Too often than I would like to admit.  This ought not be.  This cannot be.

However, I am convinced that God desires me to continue writing and blogging, so where do I go from here?  Simply put, in a effort to more effectively shepherd "my important flock," I plan on beginning to blog more on how families can help their children become more effective case makers, how husbands can better lead their families and how we as men can be more focused on shepherding our wives and children for the glory of Jesus Christ.  Now, you may be thinking, "Okay Chad.  That sounds great!  But what does that mean for Truthbomb?"  Great question!  I suppose the biggest change will be that it will no longer be a goal for me to post daily.  I realize that we often post materials from other apologists; however, it still takes time to create the posts and preview the material.  This is time that I now want to give back to my family.  Further, you would be surprised how much mental bandwidth is taken up when trying to figure out what to post from day to day! Also, most of the posts I will be featuring will deal with the topics I mentioned above or will include book reviews and features by not only myself, but also from my wife and daughters.  Basically, in all ways possible, I want to make Truthbomb a family affair!

I greatly appreciate your readership and hope you will join us on this new adventure!

Courage and Godspeed,

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1 comment:

Brian said...

Truthbomb has been an amazing site, and it's amazing that it's been 10 years of a journey for us both!
I look forward to your work in the future.