Writing a More Effective Blog

I’m finding that as I write more, the more I realize how easy it is to just write about anything and everything and forget the purpose of this blog. Namely to help people pursue Jesus better, to have better theology, and to have better marriages as a result.

So I’ve finally figured out some general categories that i will be starting to post in:

      1. Life’s Pursuit

Life’s Pursuit will be a retelling of the past week (or month) of my life and what God has been teaching me through it. It will be filled with struggles, great times, ministry updates, work updates, etc. Why call it “Life’s Pursuit”? Well, because the Christian life isn’t just lived two hours on Sunday. It’s pursuing Jesus in the midst of all of life.

    2. Marriage

There’s no catchy name for this category of post. Just like it sounds, marriage! It could be what I’m learning in marriage, or something iv’e learned and want to pass to my two readers. Whether how to handle money together, or how not to say things, it will be a fun time writing!

3. Theology 

Having good Theology is something I’m very passionate about. As the great Dr. James White has coined “Theology matters”. And this is why I love writing about it, it effects every area of our lives. Our marriages, how we view God, how we view nature, how we view ethics, etc. Theology touches every single person on this planet because like Romans 1 says, they suppress the truth in unrighteousness. So theology tells us about literally everything.


Anyhow, this is how I’m going to segment each post each week. Keep a lookout!

When I Run Out Of Things To Write

    There’s always something to write. But sometimes it doesn’t really flow, does it? At times writing feels like something fun and exciting, but other times it seems like a chore waiting to be finished. I certainly feel the latter today. It’s not that I don’t have content, there are so many things happening right now that all I have to do is pull up Feedly and I would never be bored. But that’s not the issue.

Writing seems intimidating today.

Maybe it’s because I’m tired, or maybe it’s that I feel particularly daunted by the idea of being a “Christian Blogger” who represents Christ to all 60 of you who follow me and to anyone else who happens to read. My point is that I don’t want to fail, even though I know I will. I don’t want to say anything wrong, though I know it’s inevitable. Maybe I have an idolatry of success? As if when I don’t write perfectly Iv’e somehow “lost” everything? 

Seems like I’m hinging too much of this on myself, and not on Christ.

Iv’e come to the conclusion that I can’t please everybody, but I can do my best to please Christ.

And that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?

~Nolan