This summer I launched my book and dealt with a very hot, dry summer. The summer was an ordeal because we have lots of plants, birds, and squirrels we wanted to keep healthy. Then, my wife and I went on a vacation that had been postponed for two years due to Covid. I’m ready to blog again, but in a new direction—telling stories entirely about Christian history.
Evolution of my blog:
In my earlier blogs I took care of some necessary housekeeping. First, I provided Indexes and Maps to help readers get the most out of my book. I also wrote some blogs that I’d originally wanted to include as appendices in the book, In Search of Christian Origins: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I didn’t include them because the book was already so saturated with information.
My New Direction:
At this point, I’m ready to begin a series of blogs that parallel and reinforce what’s in the book. In researching Christian history, I often stumbled onto a story that was so interesting I felt I needed to tell it to whoever would listen. I found many of those events hard to believe, so I had to confirm their truth the best I could. I presented some of those stories in several short episodes because they occurred in different years, and due to the timeline format of the book I couldn’t easily connect them the way I wanted to.
In the “Exploring Christian History” series of blogs, I want to present the stories in a different way. My goal is to go more in depth, but without going overboard on too much reading time. I don’t know how often I’ll introduce new episodes, but I’m anxious to get back to researching and writing. I’ll probably even included some subject matter that never appeared in my book at all. Hopefully you’ll find these tales as interesting as I do.