What’s a “blog” anyway?

For starters, the term “blog” is a combination of the words “web log”. When blogs started a few years back they were like online diaries or journals for people to write about themselves, and then share it with anyone in the world who cares.

Over the last couple of years, blogs have become something more. Today, they are often less like online diaries and more like a source for articles on topics of particular interest. People who seem to know something about these topics, regularly write about them on their blogs, and others can subscribe to or follow these blogs if they find them helpful. For example, one blog that I have subscribed to is written by Jonathan McKee – a youth pastor, author, and father. He writes about teenage culture, Christian parenting, and youth ministry. You can check it out here: http://blog.thesource4ym.com/

Julia, my wife, likes to read this blog: http://thepioneerwoman.com/ … it’s about being a mom, cooking, photography, home decorating, yadda yadda yadda.

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where I’m headed with this blog. I may find it a useful way to share articles, ideas, websites, videos that I’ve found helpful. Or, perhaps, I will offer occasional thoughts from Scripture. I might offer my opinions on issues in the news, theological matters, etc. I may even just talk about what’s happening in my life. Whatever I end up doing, I hope that you will, from time to time, pop back in here and see what’s up. And most of all, I hope that my words will be God-honoring and useful for you as seek to live like Jesus.

– Michael