April 14, 2010

New Blog

A want to announce a new blog I’m writing. It’s called St. Paul’s’ Epistle, and it’s about my own parish, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The blog offers an opportunity for me to write about something that is very dear and to encourage parishioners to join in discussing parish-related matters. The blog is completely unofficial and may not be welcomed by church leaders. I believe, however, that conversation, particularly public conversation, can strengthen and improve an organization. There is no reason to think that churches are an exception to this rule.

Readers of this blog, of course, know that I am not without my opinions and prejudices, and I don’t plan to hide them when I’m writing for St. Paul’s’ Epistle. I beg everyone’s indulgence (and, perhaps, forgiveness) in advance.

I’ve started a new blog because, quite frankly, many readers of Lionel Deimel’s Web Log are unlikely to find the daily goings on in a suburban Episcopal Church parish to be of much personal interest. Such folks need not be subjected to such minutiae. Fellow parishioners who read this blog, however, may want to have a look at St. Paul’s’ Epistle at http://www.stpaulsmtl.org/. If you do decide to visit, be sure to read the welcoming essay explaining the motivation for the blog here.

The new blog is something of an experiment, and I don’t know if there are many like it. Do let me know if you have any knowledge of or experience with such an independent blog about parish life.

If you want to check out the new blog later, notice that I have a link to it at the right.

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