The time has come.
I’m going into the cave.
And I really need to leave a lot behind.
Here’s what’s going on.
I’m in the last stage of my D.Min thesis and the clock is ticking. I’m currently writing chapter 3, but I realize that I need to take a drastic step. This will be my last blog post on Modern Ekklesia until I finish this degree. Not one more word.
Oh, also, I’m going to de-activate Facebook. It’s not because of privacy concerns, though FB is quite sleazy, but because I need to remove everything from my life that is not this one major goal of finishing this degree.
I think I’ll stay on Twitter. Haven’t decided on Instagram.
You see, platforms like Facebook and my blog are subtle ram-memory vacuums. They eat up space in my head. I read a book and think to myself, “Oh, I should write a post about that!”
But I need to let it all go. I need every extra thought, ability, and focus, beyond what I put in for my church work, to go towards this thesis. I feel like I need to go Spartan-style—simplify everything and fight hard.
I may cheat if there’s something super urgent that needs to be shared. But if not, the next post I share on here will be about having finished.
Thanks for the prayers. I really feel like I need them.
I’ll see you on the other side.
[image by Simon Mijag]