What’s Next?

A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook page I gave a brief announcement of what my next project is. Here’s what it said, for those that haven’t already read it,

 

Dear Friends,
It’s been almost a month since I published an article, and I likely will not post another this year.
Over the course of the next month I’m going to be giving you the details of my next project. It’s been in my mind for a couple of years but I’ve been working in earnest on launching it for the last few months.
This project makes good on something I promised was coming way back at the end of 2015. Insurgent Apologetic Ministries is it’s name and it will be a multimedia, multi-platform ministry to try to bring a robust and reasoned defense of the Christian faith to regular people like you and me.
I can’t wait to tell you more, and I will soon.
Until then, God Bless.

The next step in the process of revealing the details of this new project to you is to give you a glimpse into our principles in creating all of the content that we will be bringing to you.  First, there’ll be a subtle change in language you may notice. When I write here I use “I” and “me” a lot in describing the voice from which the words are the page are coming. In I<AM's (Insurgent Apologetics Ministries') content and resources we will use plural pronouns for a number of reasons. One reason has to do with having others involved on the back end helping to produce the content. Regardless of whether or not my name is on most of it for a while I won't be the only person involved in producing it. Proverbs 11:14 says, in part, "in an abundance of counselors there is safety." and I want there to be a multitude of voices present throughout the process of bringing you resources. Eventually I want to even have a number of different authors on the front end as well.

But the most important reason for the change in approach is that I want the culture of this ministry to be one where the users of the resources and consumers of the content participate as "owners" and not just readers, listeners, or watchers. The way we're going to do that is to bring you content that not just educational but aspirational, not just demonstrably useful but applicable to your life. Then we're going to ask you a lot of questions to elicit your feedback. We're not just going to come alongside you and give you some ways to show Christ to others you may not have ever thought of before, but we're going to challenge you to come alongside us and help us sharpen those very resources so that we can jointly reach many more than we ever could separately.

Articles will publish twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays and we'll follow a format where we share articles in series. For example, the Thursday articles for the first several weeks will open up the scriptures and expose to you some of the most important apologetic passages. On this site I've already given you from information about the Apostle Paul's interactions with the elite thinkers of his day at Mars' Hill. you'll see that article with new information added, plus many more.

Also, I am frantically learning about and searching for help from people who know anything at all about Podcasting. Podcasts are simply downloadable audio files that you can listen to on your computer or mobile device. Would you get more out of listening to someone give you the resources to help you grow in the this area of your walk with God rather than reading them? Beginning in February we hope to be able to bring just that type of resource. Whether it's audio versions of our articles, interviews with church leaders, or discussions with other believers about the relevant topics that challenge our faith, we want to bring it to you in a format that works with the flow of your daily life.

There's still so much more we want to do and so much more I want to tell you about! And I will in due course. In the meantime, thank you so much for two great years! The best is yet to come!

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