It has been a long time since I have posted here. It has also been a long time since I posted anything new on the related blog at http://pathsofchristianity.com. There are at least two reasons for this. One is that I have been busy with other interests and have had less time to do the research that provides the basis for my posts. The other is that there just doesn’t seem to be much interest in my chosen topics. Readership has been minimal, comments have dwindled, and it’s been difficult to stay motivated.
I am not alone in this situation. I just discovered that the author of another blog that I follow, Red Letter Living, is in a similar situation. He posted a week ago that he would cease posting on a regular basis. He said “The futility of convincing some to look at Jesus’ words in a different light has simply become too exhausting for me. Convincing people to concentrate on “being” a Christian as opposed to just believing certain things is more than I can handle right now.” I will miss this author’s thought-provoking posts.
I will try to post some new thoughts here in the coming days. However, I will be taking down the Paths of Christianity blog. That website has more capabilities, but the annual fee is up for renewal and it no longer seems to be worth the expense.
My studies have taught me a great deal about the history of Christianity. I now realize that much of modern Christian doctrine and practice was developed gradually by church leaders in the centuries following the time when Jesus was on this earth. In fact, very little of our “churchianity” today originated with the teachings of Christ. However, I also realize that few of my readers are inclined to examine the teachings of their particular church organizations in light of their origins.
Nevertheless, I will continue in my studies and I will post my findings and my own thoughts here from time to time. Anyone that is interested in what I had to say at Paths of Christianity should check it out soon. I will take it down in a couple of weeks.
Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. – Jeremiah 6:16