01 September 2007
Taking the Plunge
For sometime I've told myself and others that I'd never run a blog. After all, what could I have to say that others would want to read and discuss? What could I add to other conversations already in progress? But you know what they say about never saying "never." And Pr. Weedon can be quite convincing, especially as he talks of the "joys" of blogging! So, here goes as I take the plunge into the world of writing, musing, theologizing, and conversing in "blogdom."
A word about the title of this blog is surely in order. "RAsburry" - my first initial and last name - has become my trademark of sorts, especially via email. And since many blogs choose to use Latin to show their purpose and direction, I couldn't resist throwing in just a little Latin. In Latin "res" means "things, matters, affairs." So, putting the two terms together, this blog is about matters that strike my fancy, matters theological and churchly, matters weighty and important, even matters humorous and light-hearted - matters that will hopefully interest others and bear witness to the God of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
The matters that interest me most concern the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for the life of the world - the life that I have received as a pure gift by God's boundless mercy in the forgiveness of sins, the life that I have vowed to deliver to the people whom God has given me to shepherd. This blessed life from the Holy Triune God comes in the Body of Christ, the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. His life in His Body gives new meaning and purpose for all other matters ("res") in all of life.
Thanks for joining me as I "take the plunge" into "blogdom"! May God bless this ongoing conversation.