Why Do I Blog?

Why do I blog? There are a number of reasons, I suppose. francis4

I came across a quote which answers that question and may give you some insight into why I do whatever I do:

Our calling is to enjoy God as well as glorify Him. Real fulfillment relates to the purpose for which we were made, to be in reference to God, to be in personal relationship with Him, to be fulfilled by Him, and thus to have an affirmation of life. Christianity should never give any onlooker the right to conclude that Christianity believes in the negation of life. Christianity is able to make a real affirmation because we affirm that it is possible to be in personal relationship to the personal God who is there and who is the final environment of all He created. All else but God is dependent, but being in the image of God, man can be in personal relationship to that which is ultimate and has always been. We can be fulfilled in the highest level of our personality and in all the parts and portions of life… There is nothing Platonic in Christianity… The whole man is to be fulfilled; there is to be an affirmation of life that is filled with joy.

Francis A. Schaeffer

Death in the City (Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press: 1969) 26

So, I suppose I blog because it brings me joy in affirming life through writing!

Why do you do, what you do?

I hope you will enjoy God by enjoying the purpose for which you were made — to bear His image and do the kinds of things that He does.

By His grace, together, we’ll get a lot done.



  1. GVDan said:

    Sounds like a christian hedonist. Are you sure you want to assosiate yourself with that? The Westminister Confession says, (and I quote) “The cheif end to man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever” Life changing words. I just love it.

    May 12, 2005
  2. Anonymous said:

    Right on, Francis and Bo.
    By the way, when you were updating your site, did you find any of the cool quotes I sent? I was saddened to never see them turn up. Perhaps I will start my own quote site, once I learn to cut and paste. Michele

    May 13, 2005
  3. Bo Salisbury said:


    Don’t let your heart be troubled… your quotes are there, but they are buried under the hundreds I have to add. I just added the Francis ones, because I had the book in front of me… I’m trying to discipline myself to add references, so people can use the quotes and properly source them.

    May 18, 2005

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