Monday, April 09, 2007

Post 300 - A Look Back Through the Rainbow

This post is post number 300 for me on Enter the Rainbow!
I put together a small smattering of remembrances:

- This whole thing started on January 17, 2005 with a post called “Enter the Rainbow.”
- I shared my personal frustrations with the anti-denim agenda on May 16, 2005.
- I have written a bunch about changing the tone of public conversation, including this three part post on October 25, 26, and 29, 2005, and I followed that up with a post about foxes and hedgehogs on January 6, 2006.
- Occasionally I have had a chance to wax political, like on March 9, 2006 and a few days later on March 14, too. (I must have been in a political mood that month!)
- One of my personal favorite images is the “Dancing Tomato at a Busy Intersection,” from a post on March 21, 2006.
- There was a series called “Truth in the Bible” that I posted on July 12, 15, and 18 of 2006 that led to some good conversation.
- We had a good little discussion about the church in the world on August 26, 2006.
- On September 7, 2006 I wrote my own version of the Barmen Declaration.
- I reflected out loud about my calling to ministry on December 19 and 29, 2007.
- There was an intense conversation on my post about panhandling in Kansas City that led into another good conversation about blogging etiquette on February 15 and 16, 2007.

I have written about immigration, posted some of my ordination papers, commented on the goings on in the United Methodist Church, reflected on the lectionary texts, shared stories about my kids, and prattled on about a slew of other topics, too. I hope that, all in all, the things I have written have been true to my calling of “realizing the diversity of God’s vision for creation,” a phrase I included in the initial description of Enter the Rainbow.

In celebration of this 300th post, I have decided to change Enter the Rainbow’s template! Hooray! Throw a party, everyone! … Okay, so maybe it’s more exciting for me than anyone else, but still.

And finally, thank you to y’all for taking a bit of time to read my stuff. And a special thanks to you who leave comments, email me about a post, or give me a call to talk more about a particular subject. I love the conversation, and I’m looking forward to more!

12 comments:

Adam said...

congradulations my friend. i like to new look!

Tim Sisk said...

You didn't include the description of one UM minister calling another one a prick!

Congrats on the posting milestone.

Kansas Bob said...

Congrats Andy!! You started blogging a month after I did. I look forward to many more great posts!

TN Rambler said...

Congrats on #300! I'd say you've just about gotten this old blog broken in. May you have many, many more great posts to come

BruceA said...

Congratulations on the milestone!

Anonymous said...

LOOK ALL THE COLORS.

WILL SURE WAKE ME UP IN THE MORNING WHEN I READ YOUR BLOG

Adam said...

whoa, even more colorful now. quite a contrast to your brothers. i think i might start referring to you as "sunshine"!

Anonymous said...

Andy:

Holy Moly it's bright! Thanks for the history of your blog and links to past posts you consider significant. I may not often agree with you regarding the issues of the day; however I enjoy the various topics you choose to write about and the passion that is reflected, and the questions you raise. Congratulations on this milestone, and I look forward to your future offerings.

Respectfully,
Joseph

CARYL said...

I am so glad to read the comment from Joseph - He doesn't always agree with you but he respects you and appreciates your passion. How nice it would be if all people who disagree could do so in such a conciliatory tone. cb
Oh, yeah. I like your blog, too.

SteveH said...

I love your blog and have enjoyed becoming a regular reader. The new colors are, well, colorful. But (oh, no, there’s the BUT), the color combination are not good for easy legibility, creating reading difficultly and eye strain (for my “old” eyes anyway). Is there a way to just change colors?

Andy B. said...

steveh,
I thought the same thing about the colors, but I wanted to let it sit for a few days, to see if it would grow on me.
It didn't. I'm changing it!

EyeRytStuf said...

Seeing as everything in the world is done for my convenience (or should be, anyway), this new format doesn't work at all. My routine is to read your blog, click the link to your photoblog to see what's new there, click the link there to my photoblog to see if there are any new comments, click the link there to my "wordy" blog to check for comments, then go off to some other website or another. Or maybe actually do some work. Either way, this new format means I'm scrolling all the way to the bottom for that link.

Please fix this as soon as possible.

Also, congratulations.

P.S.: In case anyone gets defensive for you because they think I'm serious: I kid.