My First Blog Post

Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be renewed by the transforming of your mind …….. Romans 12:2

Hello! My name is Nate Castle. I am a Christian, husband and father in that order. In May of 2019 I had the honor of graduating from Moody Theological Seminary with my Master of Divinity (Mdiv)- a theologically grounded Master’s degree that covers the original Biblical languages (Greek and Hebrew), as well as church history, biblical studies and more. I also have the honor of being pastor at Three Nails One Tree Community Church, a non- denominational Christian fellowship in Metro- Detroit.

The purpose of this site is to explore the nature of the Christian faith. I will be writing (musing shall I say?) on a regular basis on topics of my personal faith journey (which is ongoing) and I pray that these topics will allow us to connect as one body of Christ.

Because the list of what I am not qualified to write about far exhausts what I am qualified to speak on, I will stray away from topics that I know I cannot do justice to. However, I’m pretty certain that I am an expert on the logical and faith based conclusions I have come upon during my journey with Christ.

God Bless. Pastor Nate

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.