What About This Blog?

There’s been quite a few new visitors here lately.  I’m sure it’s not too hard to tell what this blog is  about by clicking around.  However, as part of the Build a Better Blog Challenge day 1, the challenge is to briefly tell what the blog is about. And my answer to what this blog is about?

The theme is:

Christian theological insights on culture, religion & the latest news from a Southern Baptist for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I try to think through and reply to various issues from a Christian perspective with the Bible as my guide.  In doing this I hope to bring my readers along with me and help them do the same.  Together, we can sharpen and encourage each other for the Kingdom.

My motto is:

The question is not, “Am I good enough to be a Christian?” rather, the question is, “Am I good enough not to be?”

In other words, the only way to have a right and just relationship with God is through God the Son, Jesus Christ.  The reason is that my life on its own merits is not worthy of a right relationship with God since I’m not perfect, but Jesus is.  My life is not my own, but belongs to Jesus.  As I continue to grow as a Christian I try to reply on this blog with the spirit of my motto in mind.  I’ve not always done this very well, I admit it.  This is why I must continue to keep Jesus in sight: Hebrews 12:2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.

As I move forward I hope to continue to show that the cross is the answer to all issues.  The cross is the answer to our fallen condition, without it we are reduced to moralism.  For example, I tried to show this in my recent post on Rick Warren.  I’m not always successful at showing this so even if I don’t explicitly mention the cross that is the underlying premise.

Thanks to all the readers and commenters.  Those who’ve commented help make me a better, and hopefully, more thoughtful blogger even when we disagree.

Mark

P.s. Tomorrow’s post will have a quote to help rejoice just what my life is all about.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carla Rolfe April 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Build a Better Blog Challenge. Now there’s an interesting idea. I’m looking forward to your posts on this theme.

2 johnMark April 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I’m glad you’re looking forward to them, sister. I’m not sure if I am…it’s work! 😉 I should enjoy the challenge and be encouraged to think about others as I go.

Thanks!

Mark

3 Carla Rolfe April 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I read the challenge (and the daily assignments). Glad it’s you doing it and not me. 🙂 I’ll just glean from your hard work.

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