The truth is I do best when I’m creating. It’s how I’m wired. And it’s how I’m weird.
I won’t go into all the details, except to say that I’ve spent the last few years looking for the intersection between spiritual formation and “broadcasting”. I spent 5 years in radio and was fully warned that it doesn’t get out of your system. I’ve experimented with several types of podcasts, lectionary readings, and have written blog posts here and there — but not with the consistency I’d prefer. All this to say that I’m trying on a different outfit. I’m a bit more excited about this because I think it harmonizes several different things within the same framework. As a Pastor, I study scripture to be shaped and to help with shaping others. As a verbal processor, I say things out loud to discover what I think. Radio is, by the way, an open mic and a space to fill, which I always felt most at home in. No, this isn’t radio, but it is an open mic and a chance to verbally prepare for the next sermon.
Whether or not people will engage is a good question but an audience doesn’t drive the thing. I try to explain this with greater detail in the first ever of its kind (by me, at least). I’m calling it Lectio Jam. I’m posting it here so I can RSS to iTunes. It is still in Beta Testing mode. I’d appreciate any feedback you have as I try to hone my craft and figure out how to scratch the itch. Thanks, all.
If nothing else, I see this as another part of my formation as a follower of Jesus, who (whom?) I love and want to glorify with everything I do.