For nine years, I managed a personal blog which I called The Things That Come Out Of My Head. The title capitalized on the fact that Cerebral Palsy necessitates that I type with a headstick, while at the same time giving me plenty of latitude to blog about a wide variety of topics as well as showcasing my digital art. I chronicled excursions that John and I took into Boston, ranted about frustrations with how people responded to my disability, recorded John’s various hospitalizations and wrote tributes to my mom after her death. In short, it was a vanity blog.
Yet I also often blogged about the Lord, sharing insights from my study of His Word and concerns about various trends and doctrinal errors that have infiltrated evangelical churches. The Lord used my research of these trends, by His providence, to lead me to blogs like Do Not Be Surprised, The End Time, Guarding The Deposit and Pyromaniacs, which have helped to refine my theology. The more I read these blogs, the more I wanted my blog to call people away from spiritual corruption and into worship of the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. ~~Colossians 2:8-10 (ESV)
Over time, the Lord graciously increased my discomfort with the vanity blog, giving me a greater desire to focus on Him and to warn people about some of the deceptive teachings and practices that bring harm to His Church. Having spent over 40 years in both Charismatic and seeker-sensitive churches, as well as 22 years in various levels of involvement with ex-gay ministries, I’ve seen (and, regretfully, participated in) many things that deviated from Biblical Christianity. Now the Lord has blessed me with an opportunity to publish some corrective thoughts, hopefully directing people to the purity of His Word.
This new blog, though still written in first person singular, aims at glorifying Christ. I pray almost daily that He will be exalted through these posts. In truth, His glory is the only legitimate reason for me to do a blog.
He must increase, but I must decrease. ~~John 3:30 (ESV)