Introducing The New PSF!
I have long felt inadequate as a writer for PlainSimpleFaith. Many of the topics I have addressed are bigger than me, and when I write I seldom feel I am able to do them justice. But I continue to blog in part because writing helps me think through things more clearly. After all, one of the most effective ways to study the Bible (I have found) is to study with the goal of teaching others. Thus, this platform has largely served as a means of self-improvement.
Another reason I blog is because I have been somewhat dissatisfied with what I perceive as a lack of other quality blogs in the church today. The proliferation of countless personal blogs means words come cheap these days. Anyone with a cerebral cortex and keyboard can start a blog and begin publishing whatever bubbles into his or her consciousness without the guidance of an editor. I feel that, overall, this has not been beneficial to the church. Christians who blog without first thinking about their words will inevitably hurt their reputation and the church.
Thus, in these volatile times, I have taken pride in the fact that my blog, PlainSimpleFaith, has grown to be a website that is seen by many as a resource that is fresh, balanced, and level-headed. (That is, by many of my target audience⎯I still have my fair share of detractors.) And when I have fallen short, you—my readers—have lovingly challenged me do better. But PlainSimpleFaith isn’t great because of me—PlainSimpleFaith is great because of the Christians who have taught me and given me an example to follow; PlainSimpleFaith is great because of my loving, grace-filled wife; PlainSimpleFaith is great because of the wise and godly men and women who have painstakingly read each article and critiqued them before I clicked “publish.”
This past year, I realized that the one thing holding PlainSimpleFaith back was me. Thus, I have made the decision to invite several men and women (all of whom are smarter and wiser than I) to help with this project. Starting this month, PlainSimpleFaith is no longer exclusively my blog; I am just the editor. PlainSimpleFaith is now a platform for several all-star writers: Glenn Colley, Hiram Kemp, Joe Wells, and Westley Hazel. If you don’t know these men already, you will quickly find that they are among the finest Christians alive today. We also have helping us a highly skilled team of copy editors, graphic designers, content handlers, and social media managers who have volunteered their time and expertise because they believe in this project. Furthermore, PlainSimpleFaith will frequently publish guest articles from Christians who I feel have beneficial things to say.
We are excited about the new PlainSimpleFaith. We have turned an already reputable blog into a better one with many talented writers—a website that is still both relevant and trusted. With a diverse readership that is both young and old, believers and unbelievers, we hope this platform will challenge you to think right about Christianity. To God be the glory.
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