Considering how I don’t enjoy writing too much, I hope that I never spend a second writing about something that I don’t feel is important. I originally wanted to name my site “Relevant Theology”, but that was already taken…(actually I just found out that that domain just expired, but I guess it’s too late now!) So “Pieces from Reese” is whatcha get. Though it hints at nothing concerning the goal of this blog, it is a fun play on candy so I guess that’s cool. Anyways…I know for some people, it’s hard to find a purpose for their blog or to what they’re trying to achieve, but I have a definite goal in mind.
My purpose in this blog is to write about truths found in the Word of God that I had never heard before coming to college and that I don’t think most people reading this would have had a chance to hear otherwise. Some of these truths seem blatantly obvious and I don’t know how I hadn’t heard them prior, while others may take more digging and connecting passages from Genesis to Revelation.
I don’t want to write about anything that doesn’t have relevance to a daily Christian’s walk and experience of Christ. This will hopefully help others learn more about the Lord in the Word and maybe even experience Him in their daily life.
I know that what I have learned these past few years has really encouraged me and made me want to share with everyone who loves the Lord back at home, but it’s been hard to do so individually. So that’s the purpose of this blog: to share truths I’ve enjoyed in the Word with friends and mentors back at home to encourage, build up, and unite us in thought, love, and faith.
I hope to be diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace as well as seeking to arrive at the oneness of the faith and the full knowledge of the Son of God, at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Eph. 4:3,13)
Any truth mentioned here that doesn’t speak of the divine inspiration of the Word, the triune nature of God, the incarnation of Christ, His perfect human living, His redeeming death on the cross, His resurrection on the third day, His ascension to the Father’s right hand, His sending of the Holy Spirit, the ability for all who believe to receive forgiveness of sins and regeneration of life unto sonship, and Christ’s assurance to return is a side issue and not a part of the common faith necessary for salvation. However, this does not mean that it is not important, nor that it lacks implications on our relationship with the Lord and our growth in life on earth today.
So I hope and pray that the Lord would use this blog for the building up of His Church and for the advancement of His kingdom on earth. May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, grant us all a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him, that we may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints! (Eph. 1:17-18)