Today I have posted my 1,000th post. I began blogging on August 16, 2005. Four years ago when I posted my first post, I was a neophyte to the world of blogging. I had many ideas for the blog, and I still do. I had to learn how to post and how to do many things that challenged me because of my limited knowledge of web design.
I began blogging at the insistence of my son JR. He introduced me to blogging and he designed my blog and my web page. JR still helps me when I face any kind of trouble. My son is always there to help his helpless father.
My goal has been to write posts that are primarily related to the Old Testament. I have done serious studies of difficult passages in the Bible. I have written humorous posts, all of them dealing with the Old Testament. Once in a while I write on politics, American values, and religious issues that are of interest to the readers of my blog.
Many readers have asked me to write on specific topics. As much as possible, I try to address issues that reflect the concern of readers as expressed by their request. Sometimes, I am unable to respond to every request made by readers since my time is limited.
I have been blogging for almost four years and only now I have reached my 1,000th post. The reason for this is because I am unable to post every day. Since I teach full time and pastor a church part-time, my time to blog is limited by the constraints imposed on me by my teaching schedule and pastoral work.
My 1000th post was a review of Eli Wiesel’s book Night. I am glad that my 1,000th post was dedicated to an important book written by a man who has a significant role to play in our society. I encourage you to read my post on Night. I also encourage you to read the book.
I want to thank you for reading and following my blog on a regular basis. Your comments and emails motivate me to continue to blog and to develop quality material for readers of my blog.
Many bloggers have linked their blog to mine. I am also willing to link my blog to their blog. Mutual linking of blogs is beneficial to all because it exposes good blogs to a larger audience.
I hope to see you again when I post my 2,000th post.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary