Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I Will No Longer Be Silent



This is my official first post on this blog. I have largely been quiet for way too long in speaking on a lot of issues and topics, so now the floodgates are about to open.  That does not mean that I have not been thinking about the world in which we live, the church/Kingdom to which I am committed, and how they intersect in more ways than we may realize.  I've been doing a LOT of thinking over the past few years, but very few individuals have chosen to ask what goes on in the recesses of my mind.  This is what prompted me to start this blog.  In continuing to function as a thinker of a unique sort, I ask questions, challenge myself in answering questions, look in multiple directions for connections, ponder possible solutions, play the apologist/revolutionary, avail myself to dialogue whenever I am able, etc.

Since I'm starting this blog, I'm not saying that I will be a machine and churn out a post every other day.  But as my thoughts emerge, I will share my views, opinions, and convictions using this blog, which I hope will make you want to come back to read more.

For those that know me well, I'd like to say that I hope that this blog will challenge you to think differently about familiar or unfamiliar subject matter, possibly inspire you to have and use your voice for constructive transformation (whether personal or collective), and motivate you to tell others about it.  For those that don't know me well...or know me at all...what I hope to achieve is just to open your mind to a man striving to bring an authentic, honest, and organic thought process.  And with that process, my hope is for you to be moved in whatever way you choose to move...or BE MOVED.

I'd like to thank the Lord Jesus, Who is still and always will be God, for the gift of my wife for encouraging me to do this after reading some of my soon-to-be-published posts...as well as a well-known journalist friend who has my back in doing this.  (I'm not dropping names...need-to-know basis.)  For those I love and appreciate, I know that the support and honest, constructive criticism will be there too.

Just for the record, I tend to go anywhere on the language spectrum from the proverbial "twenty-dollar" words (I consider myself a wordsmith and etymologist) to slang (I feel I have enough cred in various circles to earn a genuine level of respect).  If you're reading this and don't understand some of the words that I use, just hang in there...you will get the point I'm making one way or the other.  (Plus there's always Dictionary.com.) 

I left the door open to the Comments section.  Feel free to comment, but be respectful as Blogger does give me the access to shut it down if things get out of hand.  Hopefully, we are all mature people and can respect each other in this endeavor of mine.

With those things in mind, click on a post.  Any post.  And keep on coming back...and spread the word/Word...


P.S.: Don't bother to click on the "About Me" section of my blog just yet.  I'll have it completed in "the fulness of time..."

1 comment:

  1. What up GB, glad you ventured in this direction. Writing and reflecting is such a critical element to the process of liberation, healing, redemption, correction, and transformation. I look forward to the close fresh readings.

    Ammar

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