I can’t stand it when I subscribe to a blog and the author never updates. It blows my mind! Maybe they update–every 3.67 months. Either way, I can’t handle it! Another thing? When people ramble on for two thousand words. TL; DR. It’s frustrating, isn’t it?
Confession time. I’m THAT blogger. Or, at least, I have been. I’ve been guilty of all that and more. This isn’t my first blog, by the way. I’ve had two. RansomedBeggar and Oldesoultheology I was a lot better with the first blog. I stunk at the latter. I pray to do better on this one.
So, who am I and why should you read my blog? Good question! Because I’m awesome! I’m the hippest cat you’ve ever met! I’m lit with the jive. Ok. I’m none of those – well I’m pretty awesome according to my wife and mom. My name is Scott-that’s me in the picture over there. I like long walks on the beach, fluffy things, and the word “skullduggery.” I’m a minister at Crosspointe Church of Christ in Franklin, Ohio. I’ve served here for over six years. It’s an incredible place and my family and I are blessed to serve here! Speaking of my family, my wife is the most beautiful, incredible, intelligent woman on the planet. You may think I’m contractually obligated to say it. I’m not. It’s true. Yours isn’t. Sorry. She’s the best mom to my two babies who are 2 and 5. We’re so proud of them! My wife rocks and my kids are hilarious and amazing!
I love coffee. I play Xbox (Currently State of Decay 2). I’m not a morning person. I have ADD. I’m a demonologist. I love to sleep. I’m not good at people-ing. I don’t English good (See?). I play guitar.
Ultimately, my identity comes not from who I am, but through Who Jesus is. I’m first and foremost a Christian. I love Scripture and discussing it. I enjoy discussing it and hearing from all sorts of folks. My home is the Word of God. I’m not a scholar by any means, but I have a good time digging into the Scriptures. I do my best not to shy away from difficult passages and topics, but I don’t
always succeed. I let things that make me uncomfortable; things like other people’s opinions/views turn me away from continuing conversations. I have sometimes avoided certain parts of the Bible to keep from having to talk about them. I don’t like to have my life thrown around. Deep inside, however, I know that’s a requirement if I desire to follow Jesus Christ.
That’s the reason I chose to name the blog Turning Over Tables. I’m going to do my best to talk about the things Jesus has been “rearranging” in my heart. “Rearranging” is a nice way to put it. I want to share with you my wrestling matches with Scripture. I want to invite you to walk with me on how to apply the eternal truths of the Bible to life today. I want you to accompany me as we witness Jesus turning over the tables that we put up in the temple of our hearts.
I don’t expect you to agree with me, nor I with you on every nuance or thought. That would be unrealistic and silly. I just ask that any discussion be kept civil and loving. I’m not going to get it right most of the time. I’m not trying to. What I am trying to do is follow after the King of kings and Lord of lords. We’re going to fall down a lot together. But I’ll pick you up if you pick me up. Sound good? So, hit that handy subscribe button on the side and get ready. We’re about to get straight-up kooky dooks. Stay tuned.