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Taking a Break (See You After Easter)

Taking a Break (See You After Easter)

I love to write. It's something enjoyable for me. It's therapeutic. But it's Lent, I've found that I've been more like Martha than Mary, and I need a break.

In the past I always found excuses to not write (there's always something more pressing), but my coursework in a D.Min. program required consistent blogging, and wanting to make the most of the work I'm already spending on assignments, I decided to channel that writing into a more consistent blog. My hope is that the assignments will have fostered a habit of regular writing that will continue beyond my coursework.

My coursework and D.Min. project are in the areas of catechesis and apologetics. Many of the posts I've shared combine these two elements. My overall desire for this blog is to engage the pressing questions of our culture with the distinctive elements of Lutheran theology - elements that have great implication for our cultural conversations as Christians but are often forgotten or neglected in favor of more expedient methods.

I've also deeply enjoyed inviting other brothers in ministry into this conversation. I would love it if this blog started up a conversation that I only periodically contributed to. I'm thankful for all those who have written, and will hopefully write in the future.

But... it's Lent and I need a break. I need to also press on and get done with my schoolwork because, as much as I like learning, I don't like being a student in the sense that I must find time to meet reading and writing deadlines while trying to serve in my other vocations as well. So, this Lent, I need to take a break so that first things are first.

So, with that said, thank you for reading! Like I said, I write because I like to write, and I'm humbled that anyone would even take the time to read. I have lots of posts outlined and drafted, and I'm looking forward to sharing them in the future.

A few book reviews will be shared in the coming weeks (not written by me). I may share old posts weekly on Facebook or Twitter. But until we all say "He is Risen!" I'm taking a rest.

In the love of Christ,

Rev. John Rasmussen - Our Savior Lutheran - South Windsor, CT

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