I’ve taken time to consider this blog and my role in it from many different angles. My conclusion is that while its been an interesting exercise, and we do have some good material here in the discussions, I will step down from my role as administrator, regardless of whether or not someone else is willing to take that role on.
My reasons are as follows:
For the record, my personal interests in the blog are:
I am specifically not interested in using this blog to highlight groups in society outside the church. To me, this is a place to examine ‘church’.
I’m not interesting in examining here what the gay lobby or any other lobby that is not church based is doing. There is a risk of raising walls against people in society when Christian’s critique those who do not share their faith. It can even foster hatred among some. There are places for Christians who want to lobby about societal issues but it has not been the historic focus of this blog, and it’s not where I want to see this blog go.
Since the nature of this blog has changed, and our community is small, it no longer has the variety of commenters to support enlarged discussions on these issues. While I could persist, I also don’t have the time to come up with new material on the subjects I am interested in.
Three days from now, on Friday 13 June (how apt), I will remove myself from the administrator’s position and put a volunteer in if you wish it. I will have to delete the previous posts due to the risk issues. I recognise that people have invested time and effort here, and am loathe to just delete it all, but think there is little alternative in my position. Please save any of your own work that you want to keep privately.
God bless you all,