A copy of this posting will be sent to everyone on the membership roles for this blog.
This blog has become a bit slow — partly due to my inattention and partly due to this being the summer season and partly due — I think — to the social-dynamics here. While all are welcome, not all participate. Now some may just lurk and enjoy reading other people’s postings without comment. That’s actually okay — though it would still be nice to hear from you all once in a awhile.
I also fear those of us with strong theological positions are repeating ourselves — I rather suspect much of what I say here — most of you could predict the overall sense of it before you read me.
I also worry those of us who approach matters analytically and from an issues perspective dominate. People with a more emotive approach to faith or a more contemplative approach to scripture reading may feel excluded.
If any of these concerns are even partially correct — I’m sorry now. What I really wanted was a safe place for folks to come together and have a conversation about how they read scripture.
My plan at this point is to remove everybody from membership. This is not punitive. Its about clarifying who wants to participate and how. As soon as you are removed from membership you will receive an invitation to join. Your choice. Accept the invite or decline.
Once you decide to rejoin I would appreciate a posting to the skripture study blog expressing what works for you best about this group — and how we can make it better for you.
I certainly hope at least some of you will rejoin. But if you don’t — thank you for your presence here in the past. Sometimes a group outlives its usefulness. Sometimes they need to be laid down.