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Sixth Blogiversary

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in personal | 3 comments

I started “The Assembling of the Church” six years ago today – March 21, 2006. So, today is my sixth blogiversary.

The blog started on blogger, but I switched to a self-hosted WordPress-based blog a few years ago. (That’s why you may occasionally find links to, but those links should direct you back here.)

Even though I started blogging with two posts on the same day (“Welcome” and “Questions“), I didn’t write many posts for the first few months. I did not start blogging regularly (i.e., usually daily) until November 2006.

Originally, I started blogging to parallel my PhD studies. I’ve always enjoyed the interaction with readers and commenters, either on the blog or through email. While many of you remain “virtual” friends, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of meeting several of you “face-to-face.”

Over the last couple of years, the purpose and scope of this blog has changed. Actually, for me, the change was gradual and natural. I’ve shifted from focusing primarily on what Scripture says about the church, and I’ve added more focus on living according to what Scripture says about the church. This may seem like a small change – perhaps even a change in terminology. But, in reality, there’s a huge difference.

So, hopefully, I will continue to write posts examining Scripture and discussing various aspects of church life as described by the authors of the New Testament. But, I also plan to continue to write posts exhorting us to live according to these patterns.

Remember that a disciple of Jesus Christ is not someone who knows about God or what God commands. Instead, a disciple is someone who hears, knows, and OBEYS God more and more. (Matthew 7:24-27; Matthew 28:19-20) So, let’s continually help one another grow in our understanding of God and in our obedience to his way of life.

Thank you for reading my blog, for commenting on my posts, and for being a part of my life in Christ.


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  1. 3-21-2012


    Please allow me to be the first to congratulate you on maintaining this blog for years. 6 years ago today, on March 21, 2006, I still didn’t really even know what a blog was.

    I have found your articles and the commments of your readers very informative and even ended up teaching a bible study off of one of your posts in conjunction with the comments of one of you readers. Thank you for the work you are doing. I can say this blog has helped me to gain some much needed perspective on the work we are doing in the church.

    Also, thanks for the link to Dave Black, your PhD mentor I believe. I’d never heard of the man and since you’ve linked his blog in one post, I have been finding his website very informative as well as yours.

    In Christ,


  2. 3-21-2012

    what a beautiful entry!

    Happy Birthday Blog!!! I am so thankful for you!! 🙂

  3. 3-23-2012

    Vincent and Randi,