I have been enjoying hosting this blog over the past week or so, and appreciate those who have visited and contributed to the conversation. My only disappointment is that the conversation has been strangely one-sided.
Now, if I was paranoid, I might think that Norm Fields, James Oldfield and Johnny Robertson (who do know about this blog as I’ve sent Norm the link) decided to not participate in our conversations, and told folks in their assemblies not to as well. If this is true, it’s pretty ironic considering that they spent quite a bit of time on their broadcasts lambasting local church leaders for not participating in discussions on their broadcasts.
I guess it’s a turf issue, and they don’t like our turf, although I think it’s a pretty open place, where I (and Randy and others) are happy to engage them.
So, if you are from one of the local NC/VA Churches of Christ, and you’ve been told not to come and participate, ask yourself why? We’re nice here, and we’re looking to be God-honoring Christ-followers, too.
A dialogue is much more enjoyable when it’s coming from two sides, but regardless, we plan to be here for a while.
Sola Dei Gloria!