- I like being invisible, forgettable, ordinary.
- I don't want my beliefs and opinions to be the only things people know about me.
- I don't want to be in the middle of controversy. And it is sure to come.
- I prefer to keep my very strong opinions to myself until I am able to share them at the appropriate time and in the appropriate context.
- This site forces me to come up with a consistent approach to living and describing all of life. That's a lot harder than filtering offensive or complicated bits from some audiences.
- Taking this step is committing to following it through to the end at the cost of other things. I like to keep my options open.
- I don't want to lose my love or opportunities for ministry to my friends.
- I don't want to become part of the Christian marketing machine.
- I don't want to become a polished, untouchable caricature of myself.
- Being a catalyst for conversation--even necessary conversation--is not a comfortable place to be.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The First Post
I have great hesitation about going public with this website and this blog. I have been happily serving Jesus as an attorney and professor for the past several years. I love what I do. I love being able to just be a friend to people without my faith and spirituality being in their face. I love having spiritual conversations with my friends--conversations that flow naturally out of relationship rather than an agenda. So here are the top 10 reasons why I don't want to proceed: