Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Work in Progress

Recently, I read some of my earliest sermons, from 8 or 9 years ago. Frankly, there were some that were cringe-worthy. I couldn’t believe that I said some of the things that I said, or that I said them in such a poor manner. I guess I should take that as a good sign that that I have progressed in my theological understanding since then, but it makes it difficult for me to read those old sermons (and to now post new ones).
I’m starting a blog, one that will contain my sermons and theological ponderings. The inspiration and courage to do so comes from RevGalBlogPals. I went on their Big Event 4.0 – Reframing Hope and have decided to give blogging a try.
I’m sure that it will be challenging to share unfinished thoughts and even finished sermons, knowing that in 10 more years (or even one) I might look back and cringe yet again. Yet I take heart in this quote from Henry Van Dyke: “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” We are all a work in progress, and that’s just fine.