New Frontiers Await

When I chose “Posts from the Frontier” as the title for this blog, it indicated my desire to use the blog to explore leading-edge issues in Christianity and American culture on the chronological frontier between the present and the future.  Nevertheless, in recent weeks, when I’ve found myself thinking about the future, I’ve thought much less in terms of big-picture religious and social change and much more in terms of upcoming personal changes in my own future.

This summer will include a number of significant changes for me:  At the end of June, I’ll be marrying my lovely fiancée Allie.  The following month, we’ll move to Ripon, WI, where in August, I’ll begin a new job as the first-ever Pieper Family Chair of Servant Leadership at Ripon College.  All of these transitions are happening as I work on revisions to my dissertation in preparation for finishing my degree late this coming fall.

I am grateful for and excited by all of these changes, but I find that they absorb the majority of my mental attention nowadays and expect that they will continue to do so for some time.  Therefore, I have decided to suspend writing this blog in order to concentrate on these other projects.

I have found blogging an enjoyable and informative experience.  Blogs have proven to be a useful format in which to explore what I’ve found to be interesting intellectual topics.  Therefore, I intend to return to the genre at some point in the future.  If and when I do, I will be sure to let readers of this blog know.  Until then, I thank you all for your interest, support, and comments on the blogs.  I hope what I’ve had to say has made you think.  I know it has made me think.


John Caldwell posted on May 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I’ve enjoyed and been stimulated by your posts. It’s been a good way to look over your shoulder and see fallwhat you’re up to.

Best wishes on you in all that you’re anticipating this summer and fall

I hope I’ll get to see sometime. I’ll buy you a cup of coffee and we can catch up.


David W. Scott posted on May 19, 2012 at 6:12 am

Thanks, John. I’m hoping that with being in Ripon, I’ll be able to make it back to Decorah a bit more often, so I’m looking forward to catching up over that cup of coffee. You’ll also be able to meet Allie, who’s become a fan of yours through reading your blogs.

David Shane posted on May 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Looking forward to your return. Thanks for letting us know and not fading mysteriously into the night (though that would have made future biographies more exciting).

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