I haven't blogged much in the last three weeks. Intentionally, and mostly because I was afraid that I might say things that I really shouldn't say - let's leave it at that! But I have found that while blogging was always a discipline for me - something that I needed to make a point of doing - I miss it. In fact, the compulsion to blog has become something like the compulsion that is in me to preach. It's not a question of wanting to do it or even enjoying it. There is something that will make me preach in spite of how I feel and sometimes in spite of whether I think it is a good idea or not. And certainly in spite of whether I think I am any good at it or not! In the Methodist Church, and no doubt others, we say this is a 'call to preach'. So now if I have the same feeling about blogging, am I 'called to blog'? There are some very interesting ideas there - such as the church possibly training bloggers! Why not?
"The lion has roared- who will not fear? The Lord has spoken- who can but prophesy?"
In 2015, I am a newly ordained Methodist minister working, mostly, at Parow Methodist Church in Cape Town, but also in other churches of the Tygerberg Circuit. Previously I have been at:
2009 - Shaw Memorial Methodist Church in Grahamstown
2010-2011 Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary
2012-2013 - Mitchells Plain Methodist Churches