My blog posts have been all over the place. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with random posts about running, tech, theology, etc. –– I have decided that I’d like things to be a little more focused. I’d like JoshuaRhone.com to be known as a great resource for a few things, instead of being known as an okay place to go for a variety of things. With that in mind, regular readers will notice that things will be changing around here in the very near future. Here’s what you (the reader) can anticipate:
It’s a subject that fascinates me, and always has. At this point in my life, however, it has become of greater importance as I find myself constructing reading lists and plowing through a vast number of resources related to the subject whilst conducting research for my doctoral thesis. As I attempt to process what I am reading, I will be blogging through a number of the books and journal articles that I have read or am in the process of reading. In doing so I hope to both educate casual readers who may have a passing interest in the subject and engage readers whose interest in Pentecostal/Charismatic and Wesleyan/Holiness ecclesiologies in a discussion that might better my research and further the overall discussion. To that end, I plan on beginning next Monday (November 12th) with the first in a series of posts regarding Nicholas Healy’s Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology. After that The Story of the Wesleyan Church, Globalization and the Mission of the Church, and Orthodox and Wesleyan Ecclesiology will be the first of many to receive a similar treatment.
If you have read a particular book or article that becomes fodder for a blog post (or series of posts), I would like to cordially invite you into the conversation. I’d also like to mention that I will be giving away a copy of The Story of the Wesleyan Church to celebrate JoshuaRhone.com‘s ecclesiological focus. Stay tuned for more details.
I’ve agreed to do some book reviews for my blog. Thus in the coming months, you will find that there will be a number of short (250-500 word) book reviews. Most of the reviews will be of books pertaining to ministry, discipleship, etc. Along those lines, if you are an author and would like me to read and review your work, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Few Random Posts
From time to time there will be random posts –– posts about running, family, creativity, etc. I’ll continue to post videos that I find interesting. And, there will be the occasional post about the Missio Alliance and another yet-to-be-named conference that I am conspiring with two others to make a reality.
Thanks for reading! I look forward to the many discussions that we will have in the months to come.