As of today, I am taking a leave of absence from the blogging and podcasting world. This includes my participation in Cross Encounters Radio and Slave to the King. The reason for this is simply that I have become disheartened at the behavior I have seen by Christians who spend a lot of time being divisive and attacking each other over their beliefs. Over the last several months, I have seen Christians argue over not evangelizing enough, or the right way of doing it, over not being involved enough in one ministry or another, calling into question a Christian's walk based on eschatological beliefs, or their participation in secular activities such as movies or sports.
It has always been my desire that my efforts would be for the edification of my brethren. However, I see very little, if any fruit of this. I am convinced there are so many voices on the net that we are little more than a cacophony of noise that the gospel is becoming lost in. I am part of that noise, and I believe I need to step away. I need time and perspective. I need to seek the will of God, to see if this is a format I should continue to be a part of.
My decision is mine alone. It is not reflective of my ministry partners or the program I am part of. I am grateful beyond measure to Tony Miano and Richard Story for allowing me to be part of this. There are my beloved brothers and I care for them dearly. I pray they can forgive my departure at this time as I determine if I can and should continue my involvement in this area.