In ten days’ time, it will have been ten years since I started blogging. Although I have some rather ridiculously huge posts on the backburner at the moment, a number of which may never see the light of day, I don’t have much time to produce anything that substantial right now. So, instead of posting much new material, for the next ten days I thought that I would post a list of representative posts from each year of my blogging.
It has been interesting to look back on my blogging. The first thing that struck me was just how much I have written: several hundreds of thousands of words. Also striking was both how much and how little my thinking has changed. I am still very much absorbed by the same questions and subjects, which is striking, given how little formal theological training I had when I began. On the other hand, there are not a few moments along the way, several in the posts linked below, where I see just how much my thinking has developed.
September 2003 to August 2004
At the beginning of my blogging career, my chief topics of interest were infant baptism, the New Perspective, the Federal Vision, and the biblical form of the doctrine of election. My positions on each of these issues have shifted somewhat over the years, although I am still in considerable sympathy with these earliest writings on the subjects.
1. A Beginning – My first ever post
3. A Very Long Post on Duncan vs. Wright – Putting J. Ligon Duncan and N.T. Wright into dialogue, back in the days when a ‘very long post’ was still under 5,000 words.
13. Heart and Body
I would be interested to hear people’s thoughts on any of these posts. Which of these subjects, if any, do you find particularly interesting?