I’m truly honored that you read my blog.

ChangeWhen I started writing this years ago, I think it was just me reading it.  Now, there are over 1,000 people receiving this blog either via their inboxes, RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or through syndication.  I’m so blessed and floored that the Lord is using this to help others.

And over the past year I’ve looked at the title of my blog repeatedly: “Theology meets life”.  That’s what I named it because I wanted to discuss the very relevant and practical nature of theology.  After all, God didn’t give us the Bible (the textbook of theology) just so we could go, “Oh! That’s neat!”  Instead, we have the Scriptures in order to change our behavior.  So…theology is designed to change our lives.

Ergo…”theology meets life”.

But I think I’ve been too veiled in that approach—mission creep, it could be called.  While it’s there, I don’t think I’ve hit on the center of where my heart is.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us…

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens…

Well, the season of what I’ve been writing (Psalms and Proverbs alternating) will come to a close (for now, at least) and starting next Wednesday, I’ll begin directly talking issues of theology and how they apply to life.  Before you yawn and unsubscribe, it’s what I’ve been doing for years but it’s going to be much more apparent.

Theology gets a bad wrap as something only “Bible nerds” need.  I couldn’t disagree more.  We practice theology every time we’re tempted to fudge a number on our taxes.  Every time our children (or a friend’s kid) asks us about Santa Clause’s existence as a jolly old elf who breaks and enters into homes across the world, we practice theology with our answer.

You and I are at the crossroads of theology and life every decision of every day.  What we believe results in how we behave.

So as 2015 is still fresh and new in our minds and we are settling into the routine of this new year, I’m so thankful you’re still on this journey with me of making a difference in the world the Lord Jesus has put us into.