Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Calvinist Among the Arminians


I've agreed to a gig as "guest blogger" on Locusts and Honey this next week for John, who is moving to Orlando to begin his seminary studies. John was one of the first bloggers I became acquainted with when I became interested in the blogosphere, and he has offered me advice, help and encouragement along the way. Joel Thomas, a Methodist Minister in Wales will be the other guest blogger if technical issues get resolved.

John is well-known in the faith-based blogosphere for his Methodist Metablogging Weekly Round-ups and his profiles of Methodist bloggers such as our own fellow member of the RevGalBlogPals webring Reverend Mommy (a/k/a Theresa Coleman). So what is he thinking, inviting a Calvinist to address all those Arminians? Seriously, I was flattered to be invited to post to his readers.

But here is the challenge: since John posts every day (and sometimes more than once), I want to keep his blog current with something fresh everyday. It will help if Joel is able to post as well! At the same time, I want to keep up my own blog with different material.

Dear RevGalBlogPals and other gentle readers, if you have suggestions I'd love to hear them. I do plan to do a post about our webring, because I am sure that some of John's readers would be interested in checking it out. It should be an interesting week, at the end of which I may be all blogged out!

5 comments:

Gord said...

YOur quandry reminds me of a friend of mie. She was raised Free Methodist and fully understood herself as an Arminian. But as an adult she became an active Baptist. One day she commented to her pastor that she didn't know if she was now a Calvinist or an Arminian. His response was that she was Calminan.

In the United Church of Canada that is what we all are I suspect, seeing as our founding denominations were Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist.

Quotidian Grace said...

"Calminian"! I love it. I'll adopt that persona on Locusts and Honey this week. Let the ecumenism begin...

reverendmother said...

I wonder if you have some old church newsletter articles that you could recycle on a couple of days. I'm all about recycling. Good for the planet, good for you.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am a Nazbab. Part Nazarene and part Baptist. They are really alot alike but both would deny it. I know that you will do a wonderful job!

Quotidian Grace said...

Let's see...Then if you were part Methodist and part Catholic, you are a Metholic or a Cathodist? Part Presbyterian, part Episcopalian, then you are Presbypalian or Espiscoterian? I could go on, but I won't!