On Blogging

Santa Monica at night Matt Dabbs has posted the top 50 Church of Christ blogs based on Alexa data. This humble blog came in at #23, up 18 slots from July. I wanted to pause and thank everyone for logging on.

I began this blog a few years ago as a way of keeping a few friends posted on the haps with the Spiveys. It grew into somewhat of a personal journal from there…and from there to a kind of smattering of practical theological reflections on ministry, life, politics, theology, etc.

It actually takes quite a bit to post regularly (4 times a week or more) and to do it over years. I try not to post just to post. I try to offer something that might be worthwhile, humorous, or spiritually beneficial…or to simply be silent. Not everything has succeeded at being helpful I'm sure, but that's been the goal.

It would help me a great deal to know what sort of posts you find most helpful. Let me know. I want to the blog to be a blessing. I'll probably always have some personal stuff on here (because I know a lot of people read the blog to make sure the Spiveys are staying out of trouble), but other than that, let me know what is most helpful.

I tend to get the most hits on social commentary posts and ministry resource posts (i.e., the turnaround churches posts). However, that doesn't mean they are in fact the most helpful.

I'd really like to know why you read, and what blesses you. It'll help me be a better blogger. Thanks again for logging on.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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3 thoughts on “On Blogging

  1. I like the posts on practical ministry stuff. I really got turned on to this blog when you were going through the series on hiring/firing ministers. The series on turnaround churches was also great.

  2. Tim,
    Thanks for taking the time to post. I know the energy it takes to write. I appreciate your reflections on social issues and church life. They are well thought out and meaningful. It is clear that you try to be fair and you bring a God perspective when you comment. I also appreciate your summaries of books or events you attend. These are helpful for those of us who cannot be there.
    Jehoshaphat prayed, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” May this be your prayer and my prayer every day as we continue to serve in this world.
    Blessings!

  3. Tim,
    Thanks for taking the time to post. I know the energy it takes to write. I appreciate your reflections on social issues and church life. They are well thought out and meaningful. It is clear that you try to be fair and you bring a God perspective when you comment. I also appreciate your summaries of books or events you attend. These are helpful for those of us who cannot be there. Jehoshaphat prayed, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” May this be your prayer and my prayer every day as we continue to serve in this world.
    Blessings!