I have been writing at Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars for a little over two years now. Sadly, I have not been able to write nearly as much as I had desired to at the blog’s inception. As often happens, life just got way too busy. To read scholarly works and interact with them on the blog just became too much. I have very often been forced to choose one or the other, and oftentimes both of these had to take a back seat in order that I might deal with more pressing matters.
Additionally, while I have and continue to learn from liberation and postcolonial theologians (largely the intended emphasis of this blog) I have other interests as well (i.e. biblical studies, philosophy and contemporary church issues). Being that I chose to give this blog such a specific theme and purpose, I would only write about those topics which coincided with the blog’s stated agenda. This limited my output significantly.
Finally, my intention with this blog was predominantly to listen and learn; to question yes, but not so much to boldly express my own convictions. While I will never fully abandon my methodology of listening and humbly questioning, the fact of the matter is that I do have opinions, and I have a strong desire to voice them from time to time. But again, due to the fact that presenting my own opinions was not really in line with the purpose statement of this blog, I (for the most part) have abstained from offering them up.
So then, being that Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars has had too narrow a focus to mesh well with my ever broadening life situations, interests and desires, and as a result, has not been utilized very often, I have concluded that it is time for me to make a decision with regard to my blogging future. The way I see it, I have two choices. I could totally revamp this blog by changing its purposes, goals and content. Or, I could leave this blog as is, retire it, and begin afresh with an entirely new project. I have opted for the latter.
My new blog is called Crosscurrents (bear with me as it is still under construction).
One thing that I am hoping for is that I will be able to post content more frequently. In order that I might accomplish this goal, I am looking for other bloggers who might be interested in either offering up the occasional post, or perhaps even becoming regular contributors. If you think you might be interested, tell me in the comment section below, email me, or tweet at me.
I hope, regardless, that my readers will join me in my new and latest endeavor. God bless.
P.S. I will leave this blog up, even though it is retired, just in case anyone found my posts helpful and would like to refer back to them.