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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Can This Be Done?

Friday, November 24, 2006

Blogging as a useful regular practice, that is. NPH has wrestled all along with the question of what, exactly, a blog is good for and why he alternately should and should not be spending time with one. This blog was conceived as a sort of escape, a way for a small church pastor to write about things that don't pertain to "work." Over the months, these things have most prominently included werewolf movies and Douglas Rushkoff.
Entire weeks have passed now where the demands of funerals, nominating committees, and stewardship campaigns have rendered blog fodder completely meaningless, so that spending time posting would be to take away time for other valuable activities, like preparing sermons, reading, or even just resting.
That's been good. But NPH is challenged by the example of some good blogs, maintained by people in the same vocation, as a vehicle for critical reflection and even faith formation. Foremost of these are Kairos and Church For Starving Artists, not to mention Andrew Sullivan, who, though he is primarily a news commentator, is a committed person of faith who whips out gems like this.
So let's give this another go. Let's see if NPH can't be a regular participant in a community of thinking and learning not restricted to content constituting an "escape" from work. It's all work, really. And that's good, as long as it's good work.
posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 8:59 AM


Careful! Posts like this and your recent ones get you highlighted over at the humble kairosblog! :)
commented by Anonymous kairos, 10:11 AM  

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