Posted on Dec 27, 2012 by Tom Gilson
On January 1, Lord willing, I’ll be introducing a whole new approach to blogging on this site. I’ve made graphical changes before, but this is different. I don’t know of anyone else who is doing this. In some ways it will be experimental. The plan is still evolving in the preparatory stage, and will probably continue to be that way for a few months while I discover the best way to go about it.
Here’s what’s new. Every worldview/apologetics blog I know of, including mine, has been about what interests the writer. For the most part they’re written for an audience of people who are interested in the same things.
But I have been haunted lately by the vision of a family around the dinner table (even that’s an ideal thought, but let’s pass that by), where the middle- or high-school child says, “Dad, Mom, why do we believe … when my friends or my teacher say … instead?” I could fill in the blanks there with a hundred topics, most of which most Christian dads and moms are unequipped to answer.
I’m haunted by the mental picture of pastors and ministry leaders explaining what Christians ought to believe without dealing realistically with the challenges their members face in accepting or explaining those beliefs.
I’m haunted by the thought of men and women in the marketplace who don’t know how to express or explain what they believe.
So I’m going to add a completely new set of features here, where parents, ministry leaders, and everyday Christians can find something that feels like home and help, even if they’re not part of the usual audience of apologetics/worldview writings.
It’s been a busy Christmas season, and we got delayed in our travel by snow, so I’m not totally sure I can roll this out by the target date of January 1, but it should happen soon thereafter if not right then.
Please pray. And if this sounds like something you’d like to help make happen, you could do two things:
- Leave a comment with thoughts about topics I could focus on, and even ideas about how best
- Make a contribution to help fund Thinking Christian and the new user-centered direction I’m taking with it.