I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just Wondering...

Just wondering if I should turn WTBW? into a 9/11 debate blog. Okay, okay - I'm kidding. Really I am. But I have noticed that the 9/11 stuff really generates the comments! Seriously, I wrote what I thought were two relatively insightful posts (for me anyway) about the "gender gap" in the church (which is an increasing problem) and gals serving communion (which I'm cool with) and exactly how many comments did they generate? A big fat 0! Okay one more time: ZERO! Not that there's not usually a dearth of comments around here. I guess the 9/11 comment volume was raising my expectations. Maybe these "great posts" dripping with deep insights just got buried by the hot topics: does God exist, Christians & politics and who was behind 9/11. Or maybe they weren't as insightful as I thought! lol!

I hope some of my regular visitors haven't been frightened off. I'll get back to what you've come to expect around here: shallow insights, weak attempts at humor, a little preaching and a lot of what I'm talkin bout!


Soren said...

I meant to comment on your post about women, but I forgot to do so.
So, "Amen Brother!"

William Mckinley Dyer said...

At least your site is visited by more people than just u. Yea i think ur the only one who reads my blog lol

David H. Willis said...

Thanks Mike!

Billy - keep your head up bro - your blog may be the next big thing. It took me 2 years to reach more than 5 people!

Anonymous said...

I'll open my big fat mouth more often.

Hey... I'm putting together some resources for our church's leadership blog. Do you know of any online resources or blogs dedicated specifically to elders? I know of none... which means we may have to break a little ground.

Keith Wood said...

I read all three of you guys (so Billy you have 2!)...you all are in my favorites. Isn't that special? (with a church lady twang)

Dave - I am with you on the ladies and communion. It is amazing the things people take a major stand on that have no bearing in scripture whatsoever. It is also amazing the intolerance some poeple have for those who don't "tow the party line" (a little election analogy) to the tee. We have definitely lost the whole "liberty in opinions" thing espeially among the "conservative" part of our brotherhood. Instead it is more like who can take a stand on the most issues (biblical or not) and be the savior of the restoration movement. Are a lot of these guys really making disciples, or are they just running around to all the preaching places they can get to, rallying a bunch of big amens, collecting a check, and taking off to the next place.

Okay, how's that for a response. I'll get off my soapbox now.

David H. Willis said...


I used to check one out form guys oriented around the apporach of Alexander Strauch of "Biblical Eldership." it seems like i remeber one other one. I'll have to do some looking. I recently switiched computers and lost my old "favorites."


I'm liking the soapbox. Because of the circles you (& I ) move in you fully understand these issues. By the way, get back on the soapbox & fire away whenever!