This year, 2010, I have decided to try and "blog the Bible." First, I plan to read each day from The One Year Bible, thus reading through the entire Bible in a year. Then, I hope to blog my thoughts, reactions, and questions about each reading. There are several reasons I want to do this:
First of all, I personally love journaling. For me, writing is a wonderful way to process my thoughts and reactions. Often, the very act of writing shapes my thinking as I write. It helps focus my thoughts, and it aids me in more fully comprehending what I just read.
Nowadays, I type much faster than I write. So typing my "journal" would help ensure that it actually gets done.
Furthermore, the last time I read through the Bible, I had many questions and ideas rattling through my brain that I would have loved to bounce off of people. My wonderful husband provided me with a lot of insight and clarity, but there were several times that we both wished we had further insight. He is fully supportive of my desire to blog my thoughts. Our hope is that other people, perhaps even people who are also reading through The One Year Bible, could share their own thoughts and feedback, as well.
Lastly, I am hoping that just the possibility of someone else reading this blog will provide me some accountability in following through on my reading and journaling. I have no doubt that I will grow weary in faithfully journaling through my thoughts or even in reading through the Bible. Hopefully, this built-in accountability from brothers and sisters (including my husband and my mom!) will keep me faithful.
Those are all my reasons for blogging the Bible. In my next post, I will give some further clarification of my position on Scripture and my thoughts about our reactions to it.