Friday, July 22, 2011

Introducing a New Blog

Post 41--:

This is a brand new blog but, at the same time, a continuation of one of my other blogs that you may already be familiar with: < >, to which I will refer as “WC” in this particular post for easy reference.

Reasons for This New Blog
For some time I had been aware of the need for a change. WC was too much a mixture of the concrete and abstract, of comments on events and on more philosophical-theological issues, on principial issues if you will. Though some people will read both, I also sense that some people prefer the one over the other and read the one more readily than the other. In order not to bore either group, I decided from here on to separate these two by establishing an additional blog, though that division may not always be that simple to maintain.
WC will continue under its present name and will deal with more abstract considerations, while this new blog will concentrate on the events part of the discussion. Its principial underpinnings and the basis of my opinions will be dealt with, but not in as great detail as I will in WC.

What This Blog Is About
This blog deals with issues and events in Vancouver, in British Columbia, in Canada and, sometimes, in the wider world from my Calvinistic version of Christianity. Features of that version include a wholistic view of religion that insists on the application of Biblical perspectives to the issues of life and that rejects secular privatization of religion. It emphasizes love, compassion and justice, reconciliation and the coupling of human rights to human responsibility. Compassion may be tough love and rights may be denied where shorn of responsibility. While the companion blog majors in more abstract perspectives that underlie this one, this one deals more with concrete events and trends in society and with government policies.

Housekeeping Details
The capital letters are only for easy reading; they are not necessary for accessing this blog. The numbering of this blog starts with 41, the same number for the post in WC in which I introduce the change there. This is a device to emphasize continuity. That does not mean that the two blogs will keep up with each other by discussing parallel topics simultaneously. Post 42 of each blog probably will deal with different topics. The one may also feature more posts than the other. I do foresee, though, that there will occasionally be cross references from the one blog to the other, from the event to the underpinnings of my approach to that event.

I hope you will appreciate the new arrangement. As for me, it will be more work. So, it may well be that the average time span between posts on these two blogs will somewhat increase, but between the two of them there will be more posts than under the previous arrangement. I hope you will stay with me and even that some of you will read both blogs regularly. I will appreciate any comments you may have on this new arrangement.

Christian-Muslim World Blog
I herewith either remind or inform you that there is a third blog that will continue under its current title, “” As you can tell from the title, it will deal with different issues but from the same perspective.

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