I have blogged before, but not very actively since having children. A lot has changed in those intervening years. For me, personally and professionally, and for our world.
We're currently a year and a half beyond our BC time - Before COVID. Eighteen months ago, everything shut down, we moved worship online, along with meetings, visits, school, and just about everything else. Of course, things have shifted a lot during that time, too, mostly because of our collective refusal to take COVID seriously, or our decision that we must return to normal, regardless of the risks.
When we were first scrambling to figure out how we do all of this stuff online, there were a surprising number of webinars led by experts on navigating in ministry across the terrain of a global pandemic. We zoomed. We webinar-ed. We became students of epidemiology and aerosol physics and televangelism and online ministry. Here at Trinity, we have been blessed more than I can say by volunteers who have the technical know-how and the willingness to give of their time and energy to support this ministry. That was a huge gift.
The webinar offerings have continued, and I've recently enjoyed a few led by Christen Kinard of Digital Congregations. I guess I have her to thank for the prodding to get back to the practice of blogging. SO I'M DOING IT OK?
I already do a lot of writing in ministry, and that has probably increased during the past 18 months. I enjoy it, but I also feel like there are already so many writers out there, and so many words, and who on earth has the time or desire to read another blog? Not me! I mean, maybe. But really, throw in pandemic parenting, and life in general, and who has the time or energy for anything?
Still, here I am. I'm not sure how I'll use this space, but I imagine I'll be moving more of my congregational communication over here, too, if for no other reason than to eliminate the newsletters that are so many pages long because, see title, I write a lot of words. You can also find more of my words on our sermon landing page. If you're not already part of the wonderful Trinity community, I hope you join us for online worship, too, if you feel so inclined. You can always catch up on past worship services and sermons, too.
So, feel free to reach out to me, follow the blog, or otherwise get to know us here at Trinity. I'm glad you're here!