I've made a decision regarding the future of my blogs. I appreciate all the feedback that has come my way; it's been very helpful and thought-provoking. (And our friend Stephen Shields took the conversation further here.) Although the thinking behind 3Click made sense to me at the time (and I thought the name was a sober reminder) I've decided to consolidate my thinking, dreaming, rambling, and ranting on Waving Or Drowning.
To be honest I still have the same concerns. I'm as screwed up as the next guy, but I agonize over those would rather believe in Jesus than actually do what he said. I'd like to think that 3Click had the potential to attract those with the opposite view - interested in acting in love, but not so interested in the language of faith. I hope they stick around because I resonate with them. In the end though, my real passion and pain is for believers (I'm using that term for your benefit, not mine) who think that those who may share some of my concerns are liberals, radicals, or somehow less than "Christian".
I believe we are either moving forward or backward: Staying put is not an option. (After all, stagnant water starts to stink.) As a result of the 3Click experience WorD is going to change. I'll still do more than my fair share of navel-gazing, but this blog will also become much more action-oriented.
In other words, the heat is going up.
On a similar note, this week at the whatever we started looking at the issues of Poverty, Justice & Mercy. First, we had a long conversation about what we had learned about those terms through our various "church experiences". Then, we had a look at what scripture had to say on the subject. (Then we drove a large truck through the gap between the two...) We're going to spend some time on this subject. Should be good.
FYI here's some of what we looked at if you're interested: