on November 9, 2002. I put up the first post on this blog. The whole concept of blogs was still somewhat new and people thought it a bit egotistical that a blogger might be be trying to tell everyone else how to think about the world.
In my first post I wrote about "Donald Bloesch's new book THE CHURCH: SACRAMENTS, WORSHIP, MINISTRY, MISSION (IVP, 2002)." I also mentioned a new personal portable table that I bought at Costco. Subsequently that table moved with us to Guam and back to the States. And I still use it daily. I don't pull Bloesch's book off the shelf daily -- but regularly. In my mind it is still the best theological overview of the church, sacraments, worship, and ministry.
Dr Bloesch's passing, just over a year ago, was worth a mention here, too.
No one knows what will happen to the blog. I've begun to shift a lot of the more random posts over to Google Plus, which seems more suited for such things. The concept of push button publishing is definitively in transition but the blog should be around for at least a little while longer.