Just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be taking a break from Moltmann Mondays for a while. No, I don’t love him any less, and no, I have not run out of passages from which to quote. I’m a fan of changing routines often. I’ll bring it back at some point.
And yes, I realize I say this as I’m just now coming out of my usual summer hibernation, and you may have wondered whether I’d ever post again, or may have forgotten about me entirely and could care less either way. Whatever the case, consider yourself informed that Moltmann Mondays are on a nice little sabbatical.
In the last year I made a deliberate attempt to read more than speak or write, because sometimes you hit seasons where you need to refill your cup/recharge your batteries/renew your outlook/insert other cliche here. I also think it’s not a bad idea for opinionated types to find seasons where we try to stop talking so much, if only to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones worth hearing. I enjoyed my year. I enjoyed going to conferences and listening more than speaking. I enjoyed reading literature. I enjoyed not weighing in on controversies. I enjoyed making time to think about big ideas for long periods of time without having to feel that I had to blog about them along the way.
But now some of those ideas are ready to be spoken and written, and I’m excited to begin the process. I hope you’ll stay tuned!