A Final Word

Trinity FlameThis post will be my last for Trinity and Humanity. I’ve been writing here for 8 years, I’ve enjoyed it very much, and now it is time for something new.

I don’t yet know what that new thing will be. This blog – and its predecessor e-newsletter The Adopted Life – began as an extension of my pastoral ministry in GCI. Since my ministry in the Episcopal church began four years ago I’ve had a desire to focus my energy on writing in places and ways that will be an extension of that ministry as this one was of my ministry in GCI.

I’ve also started to wonder about blogging in general. It has certainly been a great outlet for me to form and test my thinking. And I know from the comments I’ve received that it has been helpful to others. But after years of writing I share some of the doubt implied by the Teacher who said “of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12). I sometimes wonder how much the world needs yet another blog post. For those who must write in order to think, or even to live, it doesn’t matter if the world needs another blog post – they must write anyway. For those, like me, who need to talk in order to think or live, writing is just icing on the cake.

So, I take my leave of you. I’ll still pop up in the comments section from time to time on some posts and if I do find a new place to blog I’ll send word back to all of you about where to find me.

As I close this chapter, let me take a moment to summarize what I’ve been trying to say for the last 8 years: God is loving, inclusive community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Through the Son’s incarnation as the man Jesus, all of humanity – including you! – has been adopted into God’s life to share forever in the freedom, love, and joy that the Father, Son, and Spirit have always known. Live your life by that and don’t ever forget it.

~ Jonathan Stepp

3 comments so far

  1. Pat Brazier on

    Thank you for your hard work, insight in helping others
    , as myself to grow in the “faith” and understanding of Our Father’s love. That before time began we, ALL, were loved and included by desire to be a
    child/son of God. Created on purpose for purpose !!!
    Thank you Jonathan , you will be sorely missed :(:(

  2. Dyann on

    Jonathan,
    Don’t have adequate words to express what an inspiration your blogs and
    and sermons have been over the years!! Hope that you never stop teaching because you are a FANTASTIC communicator. Thank you so much for the past eight year. Love and blessings to you and your family.

  3. Jonathan Stepp on

    Thanks, Pat and Dyann, I really appreciate your encouraging words!


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