Author Archives: Minister Greene

About Minister Greene

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though GOD did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God" (II-Corinthians 5:20 KJV). When I step into the pulpit or sit at my computer, the expectation is that I am an ambassador of Christ Jesus. I speak on His behalf, not my own. As an ambassador of Christ, my task is not to promote my own ideas but rather to represent our King rightly. That means that all will never agree with what I say or do. My obligation is to bring the revealed truth of God to bear on the minds of men and women who come here to read or hear the word of God. When a person reaches out to God and God reach back it is by the simple means of words. The quiet still voice of God has spoken a volume of words that we know as the Holy Bible. The ambassador’s commission is to declare the whole counsel of God. The Bible is the heart of that counsel, and the traveler moving through the Bible landscape loses his or her way as soon as he or she loses sight of the hill called Calvary.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

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