Hi, I’m Michael,
and welcome to my blog.
I read somewhere that the key to becoming a good writer is to keep writing. And this, is my experiment to find out if that’s true. That is the sum of my excuse for starting this blog (again), especially considering my already exasperated schedule. Moonlighting as a writer while holding a full-time job as a software engineer, while also serving as the preaching pastor at my local church, isn’t all as easy as I’d like it to be. Never mind the counselling calls, thecrosspurpose.com, being a husband, or the fact that a baby is due any moment. Priorities matter. There’s a lot I have to read, learn, code, plan, and organise. However, I have learnt that true productivity is all about the sequence, and the desire to glorify God in all that you do. Everything on my schedule matters, but not everything matters at the same time. I like a fully packed schedule. After all, we don’t regret not finishing something nearly as often as we regret not trying it out in the first place. At least, I don’t.
So, I bring you, the Gospel Daily, the amateur blog of an aspiring Christian writer.
Since this isn’t my first rodeo, I’d like to start by setting everybody’s expectations, including mine. The main point of this blog is to talk about the relevance of the Gospel in our daily lives. Hence, the ‘Gospel Daily’. The main point of this blog is not a ‘daily’ post, at least not in the near future. That means, you’re going to see a lot of stuff here, ranging from your run-of-the-mill everyday life to hardcore theology, from baking cakes to discussions on substitutionary atonement, from gaming & technology to systematics. The life of Christian is a life lived upon the truth of God, which means that the ‘Christianity’ of the life pervades all of his life. Hence, Paul commends us, whether [we] eat or drink, or whatever [we] do, [to] do [it] all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Such a life gives us the theology of everything.
Having preached quite a few sermons over the past few years, I have a lot of orphaned written material from sermons and bible studies that need a good home. Beyond that, I expect much of this blog to be a spill over of God’s amazing work in my family which includes my beautiful wife, Cinu with whom I’ve been married 4 years and counting, and also our first baby who is due to arrive in December. God is good.
So, if you look around and like what you see, go ahead and subscribe. If you have suggestions for things you’d like me to write about, or if you want to give me a feedback, feel free to leave me a message at the bottom of this page.
The first ever Cross Purpose Conference featuring Doug Wilson, Dominick Grimaldi and many others. This three day conference was packed with sermons, panel discussions, and much more. Check it out now.
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