A Personal Update

Hello all,

I hope readers are doing well right now. I’m writing to give a quick, personal update. This is long overdue and I feel somewhat bad for having not written here for such a long time. I do plan to have a few new bioethics / theology posts up soon, I just don’t know when I’ll get to it. Anyways, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.

I haven’t been writing much here simply because most of my attention has been given to other things happening in my immediate situation. Here are a few of the things I’m working on.

I’m firstly getting involved with my church and beginning to volunteer more. This includes stuff related to Youth ministry, small groups, and a local homeless shelter. This has consumed a lot of my time and focus outside of work, which has meant a lot less time to write and research, but it has also brought a ton of joy to my life and this is something that I want to concentrate on for the time being.

I’m also continuing to write short fiction in my spare time, including some horror and sci-fi. So, that’s exciting. I’ve found that, for me, to keep the motivation and creative energy flowing, one has to have a little bit of variety in one’s writing. That being the case, I’m trying to write about different things, in different genres, not just the issues/topics I deal with on this blog.

Work has also been incredibly busy and stressful. That’s also a thing.

I’ve been reading a couple of books including The Cost of Discipleship by Dallas Willard and The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard Evans. I’m hoping to finish these soon and possibly put up a review, if that’s of interest.

Other than that, I’ve been involved in a couple of hit-and-miss relationships/flings in the past few months that have been somewhat distracting (in a good way, though, I think). And that has caused me to ponder many things about what I want in life, what gives me joy and happiness, and even come to a deeper understanding of my own weird personality and flaws, in what I hope is one strange facet of God’s sanctifying work.

That’s about it guys. As I mentioned, I have a couple of posts I want to put up soon. One is going to be Part 2 of the Autonomy series. The other is on Conscientious Objection which I will give an update on in the future.

Have a most excellent week!

Nate

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