*Originally posted on 25 June 2021.
Apologies for missing so many posts lately. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that my posting has been rather inconsistent. There’s no particular reason for this, other than the following:
Life is busy. Few people have time to read blogs anymore, let alone write them. I am no exception.
Blogs have lost their luster. Be honest, do you visit and read as many blogs and websites as you did 5 years ago? Ten years ago? I don’t. Blogs had their day and now it’s passed. It doesn’t mean there isn’t any space for them, it just means that they shouldn’t consume as much of our time as perhaps they once did. That should be true for both reader and author.
Content is lacking. It’s my observation that Christian and ministry blogs say the same things over and over and over and over and over. Now, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all need to hear, read, and process truth and the Gospel daily. But much of the content I’m seeing merely rages against the latest controversy and upholds pet doctrines, even tertiary ones (or perhaps, especially tertiary ones). Who has time for that? I don’t, and I don’t particularly care to associate with those who do.
There are more reasons, of course, but these offer a high-level perspective of what I’ve been pondering lately. With that said, I must confess, I cannot bring myself to shut down this blog. At least not yet. Might I someday? Perhaps. But for now, I am simply going to step back from my weekly posting and allow myself to post less frequently. This may end up being bi-weekly or monthly. I’m honestly not sure yet.
Now, to clarify, this only applies to the Friday round-up posts. I will continue to share hymns weekly each Sunday, so please be sure to visit for those.
I hope you understand my desire to step back a bit. I am exceedingly grateful for all of the readers who have stuck with DNBS through the years. You’ve witnessed this blog transform from a snarky discernment blog to one that, I hope, has been more edifying in content and tone. Perhaps we are now all witnessing another transformation for this forum. At this point, I cannot say. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see!
For now, though, let’s just take a few moments to relax and enjoy our week in review (kind of):
- Some of you may find this list helpful in distinguishing between denominations.
- Cancel culture is real, but it shouldn’t be. What grieves me is how rampant it seems to be among professing Christians.
- I don’t know who’s telling the truth and who’s lying in the whole Britney Spears thing (language warning). I suspect there’s a little of both going on from each side. But what is being reported is despicable, and I feel sorry for Spears.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- We all need a feel-good story nowadays.
- I love hummingbirds!
- The three worst Bibles you already own.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.Hebrews 4:15-16; NIV84