February 6, 2010 04:54 PM | Blogging
Despite appearances, this blog is not defunct or nearly so! I actually have a small handful of posts that I've been working on, that will be coming soon. They include:Strategies for investing for the future. This will be a multi-part series that digs into the question of retirement savings. It's a timely topic, it seems, since it's getting closer to tax day and because a lot of pastors are re-thinking
A Blog Tour
As I begin to pursue publication of my book on transition, I'm already beginning to consider how I might promote it (besides on this blog for my tens of readers).I was recently invited to participate in a "blog tour" for Andrew Peterson's new book, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Primarily, this consisted of reviewing the book on my Pastor's blog. I was also given an extra copy to give away
Nothing to say?
I know it seems like I keep coming back here, saying I have stuff to post and then promptly abandoning this blog for a few weeks (or more!). The truth is, (I think) I have a lot to say, and I really do want to get it out there (or out here?) for you.Of course, I can't make this blog my FIRST priority, since my family, my pastoral ministry, and my consulting work have to come before this. But I do remain
More on this blog, and the book
If you've read this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I started it as a repository for data, insights, and interaction with the research that I started in 2004 on pastoral placement. I initially did that research for personal reasons (e.g., I wanted to know how to place well!) but quickly became burdened for anyone who is going through a pastoral transition. As I've continued to study
A month in the life?
Those of you who are still bothering to watch this blog may be wondering where I am! To be sure, I haven't kept up with Placement Reflections as much as I intended to-- or as much as I would like. When time gets crunched, I think blogging takes substantially lower priorities than the other things.Still, I haven't forgotten this blog-- nor has my interest waned in maintaining it. I'll post more about
Internet Communities article
I've always been fascinated with technology, and over time I've developed a lot of thoughts and ideas about how faith and technology collide. A few of these thoughts made their way into an article that I recently wrote for ByFaith magazine, which ended up being called, "Looking for Love in a Few Wrong Places". That article, which focuses particularly on how technology and the Internet allow communities
Well, I'm back from my extended hiatus from blogging here (as you may have noticed from my old post which just showed up a couple of days ago!). And once again, I'm going to try to maintain a regular posting schedule: once a week on a transition-related post, plus once a week on a "week in the life of a new pastor) post. (I'm still catching up on the latter.)Meanwhile, you might be interested to know