Friday, September 25, 2009

To Blog or Not to Blog?

I have been wrestling with the question of blogging for several months. When you get to have a weekly public platform from which to air one’s thoughts, is blogging overkill? Preaching is such a privilege, because I get to share with a community my faith musings, my own wrestling with angels, the Good News I hear. And folks in the pews have two choices: to listen or leave (or nap, as some have reminded me!).

The more I thought about it, the more I became excited about blogging. Feedback on preaching is usually limited to “Great sermon”, “Thanks”, or “You really made me think” as people head out the door. There is little opportunity for in-depth conversation, or even to hear from those who disagree. Blogging, I hope, can be a way to engage in conversations in which we all might learn something from each other, even when we disagree, because it allows for us to have dialogue, back and forth (with no interruptions!).

At least that’s my hope.


  1. Karen,
    So happy you decided to enter the blogosphere! I look forward to the conversations that are sure to take place here. ~Joyce S.

  2. Karen,
    I have put your blog in my favorite places. I am glad to have this opportunity to engage with you and others. You go girl!