I began blogging some time in 2006 with a blog titled “Musings of a Wannabe Muser” and maintained that site for about 4 1/2 years. The blog contained mostly unconnected posts about philosophy, theology, SBC goings-on, my life, sports, etc. While I made attempts to provide series of posts related to specific themes, these attempts either sputtered or never lifted off the ground. After 4 1/2 years of inconsistency, I put the blog to rest.
Now, 1 1/2 years later, I’ve decided to resurrect my blog under a new name and a new purpose. As I’ve progressed through my doctoral program, my interests and focus have been honed, thus providing focus to my studies and eventual dissertation. When I began my Ph. D. in Christian Philosophy, I knew I wanted to focus on the issue of the relationship between faith and reason, and it is in this topic where my interests still reside. Over the course of my studies, I’ve gained a much greater appreciation for the early church fathers and Medieval theologians over the course of my studies and how they utilized philosophy in the service of theology. This newly gained appreciation has helped me to narrow the focus of my end-goal: I do not seek to be a Christian philosopher in the sense of developing or honing systems of Christian philosophies (i.e. Plantinga, Moreland, et al); rather, I seek to delve into the depths of the history of ideas and to see where those who have gone before us can serve us in our needs today. In short, I interested in the history of philosophy, particularly in how Christians in the past have utilized philosophy for the service of theology.
With this in mind, I have decided to gear my blog to coincide with my studies. As such, this blog will be less about my life, thoughts, musings, etc., and more about my interaction with those believers who have gone before us. Believers in the 21st century are deeply indebted to the works of fellow believers found throughout church history, yet our recognition of this fact seemingly goes unacknowledged for the most part. While Christians in the past have made mistakes that make Christians of today blush, there is much from our past that can help inform us today.