Of making many blogs there is no end, and much blog-reading wearies the body.
Solomon did not write those words in Ecclesiastes. But, if blogs had been around back then, maybe he would have.
Sometimes it seems like everyone and their uncle has a blog. There are definitely some good ones. I like to read them from time to time. Some I try to check regularly, some I see once in a while. Some I keep in feed-readers and try to read them when a new post comes out. But I have to be honest with you: I’m not good at keeping up with blogs. My attention span for long posts disappears quickly, and I find myself looking for something else all too quickly.
So why am I starting a blog here today? Well, let me tell you why I’m not starting this blog. I’m not doing it because I think that there are multitudes out there who need to hang on my every last word and thought. At the end of the day I’m not all that interesting. And while I hope this blog will be beneficial to some as I write about God’s Word, being a pastor, and being a sinner-saint, I realize it won’t be for everyone all the time.
So why am I starting this blog? Mostly for myself. As a confessional Lutheran pastor in the WELS, I spend a lot of time reading and studying. I’m constantly reading the Bible for my next Bible class or sermon or just for my devotional life. I read other theological writings, the Book of Concord, Luther, Walther, theological journals, and yes, the occasional blog. But unless I’m preaching or presenting a class or writing a paper based off of my reading, I often do not specifically express and apply what I’m learning. I want to start expressing and applying my study more by writing about it.