The “Why” Series

First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again – and, moreover, give reasons why we believe. — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 – 1799)
From time to time I feel the need to explain myself. This urge often strikes me after my wife has caught me being ridiculous. Which, unfortunately, happens all too frequently.
My actions, however, aren’t the only things that need explaining. Truth be told, I rarely have a good reason for holding the opinions I’ve formed. Yet I still feel a strange compulsion to explain them.
Occasionally, I will be posting answers to questions that no one has actually asked me. This way I’ll have thought it through before someone ask. I like to be prepared.
I dedicate this series to my dear wife, a woman who loves me yet cannot explain “why.”

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The “Why” Series

Setting Up Shop

If you are under the age of 45 and haven’t picked up a copy of In, But Not Of: A Guide to Christian Ambition and the Desire to Influence the World, then stop reading this and go buy the book.
Hugh Hewitt’s latest book should be the vade mecum for any young Christian aspiring to a life of influence. The advice ranges from the obvious but often ignored (#36 – Be slow to show your knowledge) to the practical but often ignored (#9 – Tatoos: Don’t).
This blog was inspired by #32 (Start and maintain your own Web log (blog)). “At present,” Hewitt notes, “no great blogger has emerged with a distinctly evangelical worldview.” Point noted, Mr. Hewitt.
I’ll be here, holding down the fort, until such a blogger shows up.