Updated: 19 October 2016
What You Will Find Below:
- Welcome and Navigation Tips
- About AncientAbandon
- About the Editor
Welcome to the New AncientAbandon.com
Welcome, all, to the new AncientAbandon.com. It has been nearly 5 years since the launch of this blog and the content has changed a lot over the years. As 2017 approaches I am restructuring this site to be both more organized and more reader-friendly by dividing the site’s content into 5 primary pages:
- Ask a Question! is the same as it has always been – it the most direct way to reach out to me with your questions on just about anything. Feel free to use the social menu at the top of the page to submit questions or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Medium, or YouTube as well.
- Life & Doctrine is what most of you will recognize as the blog. These posts focus on theological matters, blogging through song, and Christian perspective. Most of the existing content is located here.
- News & Politics is the newest section here – it is where you can find posts on the latest in culture and politics with commentary from myself or contributing authors.
- Q&A is exactly what you think. Rather than having years of questions and answers scattered through the blog as it has always been, you can now go directly to every Q&A post to-date.
- Devotions is where you will find short devotional posts for your daily life – these include stand-alone devotional thoughts and series’ such as the incomplete A Year for Holiness and the forthcoming Proverbs Omnibus.
- Teaching Series’ is where you can find the lecture notes and commentary from myself and those who have attended the classes I have taught.
I am excited for the new year and for the ways that God will use this blog to shape the hearts and minds of His people.
AncientAbandon.com began in 2012 with the hope of bringing the truth of God’s word to the blogosphere. It began as a media blog with the tagline “Blogging through Song” and over time it developed into more of a practically-minded interpretive theology blog focusing on a wide spectrum of topics.
Not long after that, questions began coming up which led to a series of Q&A posts in which I would attempt to answer reader-submitted theological and doctrinal questions. While the goal of this blog was to bring the truth of God’s word to the blogging world, it was mentioned by several readers that the content is sometimes too theological. It is my desire to see this blog used by God in a very real and experiential way. For that reason, in January 2015, AncientAbandon redirected its course. New posts became less rooted in the realm of the philosophical and theoretical and will hopefully be much more practical, while still being grounded in the Christian understanding of things.
In the fall of 2016 the site continued its evolution with the addition of a new sub-blog: News & Politics which aimed to address the social and geopolitical challenges of the post-Christian world and to educate people on history and the issues of the day.
About the Editor
I am AncientAbandon’s Chief Editor and main contributor, Dan Scott. A Christian husband and father of 3, I enjoy reading, writing, rock music, and a good debate; I also actively teach adult Sunday School classes at my church and am the founding member of Carolina Unity. My favorite books of the Bible are Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Luke, John, James, and Revelation in no particular order.
I have an A.A. in Church Ministry with a minor in Missions from Warner University and the h.e.a.r.t. Institute, and I am finishing up my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with dual-minors in Political Science and Religious Studies. I hope to someday teach at the university level and/or write professionally.