Hello, and welcome to my new blog!
So, I’m not entirely sure how to go about this. It’s not something I’ve ever tried to do before. I am one of those people who always thinks “wouldn’t it be great if…” and then never gets round to doing the thing he thought of doing. But I am doing this now.
My name is David. I am a twenty-six years old, white, cis-het male and I live in the West Midlands. I am currently working in a library, and have recently completed my Masters Degree in Library and Information Services Management. I was baptised as a Christadelphian in 2016, having grown up as a Christadelphian all my life.
So why start a blog?
- I have always wanted to write stuff, but I have never really committed to the idea of doing so. This blog is my first step. It will allow me to write short and (hopefully) for public consumption which means I have an incentive to keep writing.
- I want to be able to talk about my faith to people, but I sometimes struggle to do it face to face, either because I choose to hide what I really think, or because I can’t articulate what I truly mean. Hopefully, writing this blog will slowly give me the ability to talk about my faith.
What is this blog about?
This blog is called “Wrestling with Faith” and is primarily, but not exclusively going to be about the Bible, Christianity and my own faith journey. There may be posts about other things should I be so inclined.
Why is it called Wrestling with Faith?
I found it challenging to think of a title for this blog. I knew I wanted it to be primarily about faith stuff, but I didn’t want to make a pretentious sounding title that made it seem like I was coming down from on high to preach as if I know what’s best. The truth is my faith is messy and full of doubts and questions. More often than not I feel like I am at war with my faith even as it sustains me. This is due to a variety of reasons, primarily personal, which I may delve into in future postings. For now, my relationship with faith is complicated, so that is why the title of this blog is “Wrestling with Faith”.
What’s the point?
I don’t really have any specific goals or plan in mind for this blog. I hope that in general it will allow me to discuss my faith openly with you, and perhaps help you to talk openly about your own faith too. In future, if I can keep this up, I would like to incorporate guest contributors if people would be willing to write about their personal faith.
So, I think that’s everything for now. I will aim to post at least once a week to begin with, but if that proves to be too ambitious I may scale back slightly. I hope you will find what I have to say engaging, enjoyable and occasionally insightful.