Today marks the launch of a new blog maintained by the Association of Convictional Baptists (see here). Also, some of you may have noted my addition to the band of brothers at SBC Today, noted in a post titled "Change We Can Believe In" or something like that. Finally, although we know that every Southern Baptist pastor 40 and over, of course, tends to suffer with geriatric dementia and other ailments that make them of no importance to our future, those of my readers younger than 40 may remember that I indicated in December (see here) that I wished to make major changes in my manner of blogging. Today, those changes become a reality.
The Future of Praisegod Barebones
The format of this blog will remain the same. I will post posts. I will be very lenient in having your comments. The only thing that will change is the subject matter. I will be posting here regarding (a) things about me, (b) things about FBC Farmersville, (c) things about secular politics, (d) anything else that doesn't fit elsewhere. Praisegod Barebones is my personal blog and will continue to function in that manner.
A Partnership with SBC Today
As a member of the SBC Today "staff," I will be contributing at that site with articles and video items related to current events in the SBC and beyond from a genuinely Baptist point of view. I've contributed the occasional item over there in the past, and I already have a wonderful fraternal relationship with the SBC Today gentry, so I have nothing but optimism for our future partnership over there.
A Brand New Blog
Today I announce the launch of the Association of Convictional Baptists blog. This blog will embody the approach that I detailed in my December aspirations linked above. An introductory post is already up over there. I'll be posting something substantive in the next few days, followed at irregular intervals by other authors' posts.
The ACB blog employs a platform known as BlogEngine.NET. I hope that it presents a good user experience for everyone. It is an open-source blogging platform written in C#.NET, which is one of the programming languages in which I have attained proficiency. Thus, I've been able to tweak the BlogEngine.NET platform a bit to make it do what I like (and to shake out some of the bugginess that plagued it in its original incarnation). Because this platform doesn't have the same robust track record as WordPress or Blogger or Typepad or the like, I am interested in hearing whether it fails you in any way. Feel free to indicate any problems with the blog in the contact page.
As the opening post on the ACB site declares, I'm trying to design that blog as a blog built for readers. I'm guessing that blogs have lots of people reading who never post a comment. Rather than design the blog for the author's benefit or the benefit of those who comment, I'm trying to design the format of that blog with the reader in mind. I hope that you will be edified (and if it is compatible with being edified, pleased) with the results.