September Editorial

September 4, 2012 — 2 Comments

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It is surprising how often I need to be reminded that I live in Florida and don’t have to wait for a special occasion to go to the beach. I actually have been to the beach more since May than I have in the entire rest of my first year in Florida (4>0). Each time we’ve gone to the same hotel with Ali’s family right on the beach in Daytona. This time, we actually got our own room overnight, and if I hadn’t had school this morning (and Ali had to be back at Panera) we’d probably still be there right now and I would have taken another picture this morning that looked just like the one above.

Hopefully, this coming year will see us travelling to the beach together more often and getting some mileage out of our Florida address. Speaking of which, this coming weekend is our cross town move (really only like 9 miles though). We change from an Orlando address to an Oviedo address and will be almost right across the street from Reformed Theological Seminary (which was not planned but is just a bonus). We’ll also be closer to school, church, and Ali’s family, so it’s a win-win-win.

As for blogging, it may August might be a good depiction of how much posting volume to expect, but we’ll see how September goes. In case you missed it, here are the top 10 posts from the month of August:

Top Ten Posts of August

September’s Book Giveaway

Next week, I’ll be reviewing and offering a free copy this book courtesy of Kregel:

If you’re looking for an in-depth evangelical treatment of Isaiah 53 that is sensitive to its use in Jewish evangelism, then this is the book for you. Keep an out next week for the review of The Gospel According to Isaiah 53 and found out what you need to do in order to enter the drawing.

The Existential Turn in Blogging

In a triperspectival approach to blogging, the extistential perspective “generally deals with personal commentary, or subtext.” Most of what I post is generally “normative” (book reviews, theological content, and what have you). I’m working into situational content (as you can see in the above book giveaway), but I think realistically, existential comes first and fosters the situational. Or another way to say it is, you as the reader are more likely to engage as I am more personal and less like a theological dictionary or the book review section of a journal. At least in the past, when I was way more existential (in the triperspectival sense, not sure if I was ever there in the philosophical sense) I also had way more reader interaction. Also, existential posts are easier to write since they spill out of my stream of consciousness rather than needing to be assembled off the pages of a book.

Over the course of this month I’m planning to take an existential turn in my blog topics. You can still expect frequent book reviews (but maybe not twice a week) as well as good “How-To” posts and definitely some lists. I may need to make a new category, but for now, these posts will be filed under personal adventures, and depending on where those adventures go, they might pick up another category as well.

This post is a good example of at least a more existentially focused one. However, if you want to read a good vintage existential post, then this is the link for you.

Nate

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I'm an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let's connect!

2 responses to September Editorial

  1. SO random but hi you used to teach me piano! i was just going through my old bookmarks on my computer and found a link to your bandcamp that you showed me a looongg time ago. i’ve been listening to the last autumn session and project aesthetic on repeat this week; i LOVE them!! just thought i would tell you that! i’ve been showing some of my friends and we’re obsessed haha we listened to all of the last autumn session today at school. thanks for posting them online so i can enjoy them! -erika

    p.s- i tried to find your email but couldn’t so that’s why i’m commenting here haha.

    • Erika,

      Great to hear from you, I hope you’re doing well! Glad you like the autumn sessions as well and hopefully now that I’ve got a little more time on my hands (just a little) I’ll be able to record and upload more music in the future!

      You’re still keeping up with piano and guitar right?

      Nate

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