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Life Way In Transit

Tagged Blogging on June 12th, 2007

The move is over, for the most part. We are settled into our new digs. It is good. I am happy and tired. Now, a few important updates for readers:

Updates Concerning the weblog

I took the entire day to recover from the physical and mental stress incurred in our move out of seminary housing. How did I recover? Well, for one, I spent some time tweaking this site’s code. I usually do that sort of thing when I need to unwind after a long day or recover from various taxing experiences. You may not be able to see much of my labor’s therapeutic fruit, but trust me it’s there. Obviously, there is a bit of a design change. It’s not much, but it is a change. It’s a change for the better too, IMHO. The majority of change occurred “under the hood,” so to speak. The changes have to do with proper semantic XHTML markup and site architecture. It took a little bit of effort, but I do believe I’m gliding semantic now. Again, most readers will not notice any of these changes, but they are there, living high on the backside of this virtual quilt. I’ll be making more behind the scenes adjustments and a few more design changes over the next several days.

Great! Now what about the Content?

There is going to be a shift in content here too. I’m going to be focusing seriously on writing. I have more time to dedicate to the craft now that seminary is buried and sinking deeper into a month’s worth of welcome decomposition. Yes, I’ll be plenty busy blankly gazing at the M.Div on my wall, working with my leaders in the Brethren in Christ Church, and planting a new church in Lancaster City, but I’ll also be focusing on reading, writing, and sermon prep. This focus will result in much stronger, organized, informative and edifying articles for the site. You will notice a considerable content shift, I hope. The tone will change slightly too. Posting frequency will be adjusted as well. You can count on two or three serious articles per week. The subject matter will remain the same, but it will be much broader (much broader!). Watch for the changes!

O.K., So what’s that thing at the top of the page, to the right?

It’s no secret that I do a fair share of reviews for Christian publishing houses. I have announced the fact in the past. They send me - and others - free books and resources for the sole purpose of blog review. I review everything honestly. If I receive a book or resource that is less than stellar, or just plain bad, I write as much. My opinion is an informed one, as a result of my years of study, my academic and professional credentials, and my daily Christian walk. So, I get books and resources; Christian publishing houses get reviews and online advertisement. Some of these books and resources will be specially featured in the spot at the top of the page, to the right. If you are interested in a spot there, send me a note.

Onward, Fine People; Onward I Say!

Things are really exciting post seminary. Ministry is no longer a mere object of theory, but a real-time relationship to be experienced. This shift carries with it monumental ramifications. More than a few of these ramifications will find their way onto this blog, as the majority are cherished in real-time in my house and ministry.

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5 Responses to “A Shift in Design, Content, Frequency, and Adverts”

  1. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

    Thom Stark

  2. Thanks, Thom. I’m also heading over to your site to catch up with the conversation (Toward a Cultus Publicus). Great discussions …

    Oh, and thanks for the tip re: the description here (pith)! It is appreciated! It is such a strange word, isn’t it?

    Peace.

    Shawn Anthony

  3. I hate to correct people ’cause they tend to get pithy. Excuse me, I need to go urinate with a lisp.

    Thom Stark

  4. I welcome correction, Thom! Thanks, brother. Correction prevents me from extended trips into looking stupid. So, if you can prevent me from taking an extended vacation of this sort, please do! Correction is a welcome thing ’round these parts. :)

    Shawn Anthony

  5. Looks good to me Shawn.

    Robin Edgar

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