New beginnings (or, ‘The future of Limping into Truth’)

Wow, it’s been over a month since I last blogged. I took a break over August because life was busy, and didn’t quite manage to pick up again in September. I’m sorry about that. Life has been a bit up in the air recently, and carving time out to write for this blog has slipped.

I don’t often do updates on what’s going on in my life on here, but I’ll do a quick one, because there’s lots of new stuff going on, and then I’ll talk a little about plans for this blog in the future.

New beginnings

In August, I started a new role at the church that Mel and I have been part of for the last two years. I am now a pastor, and my full job title is ‘Pastor: Online Mission, Discipleship and Teaching’. I’m really excited about continuing as part of the family and the team at Gold Hill. I believe there are lots of great things ahead for us. And for me!

That role is part of the three-year training programme I am starting to become a Baptist Minister. I write this post from the college I’ll be studying at. It’s all rather new, and the one thing I’m really understanding so far is that it’s going to be rather busy! (This was my #firstdayatschoolselfie…)


We have also just bought our first house. That’s been great, but just as stressful and time-consuming as you’d imagine buying a house to be. It needs quite a bit of work, so lots of my time off will be spent working on that.

This isn’t new, but I’m married and in the business of all those new things I do not want to fail to invest in time with Mel my wife and in our marriage.

The future of Limping into Truth

All that adds up to – in all reality – less time to spare. I’m totally cool with that, but I also know it means priorities need to be clear.

With that in mind, I want to say this: I’m fully committed to keeping this blog going. This isn’t an ‘I’m taking a break’ post or a ‘I’m finishing now’ post. I will carry on limping into truth.

(As an aside, the reasons I started the blog are perhaps even more important as I step into more intense study and training and as I exercise more responsibility in leadership. It’s important to me.)

Realistically, though, I might blog a little less. I had been aiming at about 8 posts a month, and now might be looking at a bit less than that. I don’t expect the types of things I blog about to change massively, though my life shifting a little is bound to mean I’m thinking about different stuff. I have some more great posts to publish in my ‘Why are you a Christian?’ series, and some stuff I know I want to explore.

So watch this space!

This feels a little like a non-post. But I know at least a few people are interested to hear about what’s going down here.

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