The name for this site was largely influenced by my personal experiences with what people respond and react to the best. When it comes to sharing the Gospel or defending the faith, we have a tendency as Christians to go for the “win”. We so often desire change to take place NOW. If you look through any comment section to a religious post, its fire vs fire. We look for the roast and love to watch a good beat-down of people who are in opposition to what we believe. Its people with the loudest voices that get noticed. It’s often those loud Christians that we look to for social inspiration. I’m not so inspired by that mindset. If I am to be dogmatic about anything, it is in the belief that people are greater persuaded when they are reasoned with and respectfully engaged. The Bible doesn’t shy away from reasoning. It is through reason that we ultimately are able to find truth.
When I say “Softly Spoken Truth”, it is not undermining the quality of what is being said. But rather, it allows for the focus to remain on the truth being spoken. That is what this site seeks to accomplish. To be a Small voice, with a loud Truth!
New to the site are going to be categories of blog posts. The regular longer posts are going to be regarded as “Journals”. Those I will continue to create as regularly as I am able to. As an extension to those journals will be “Breakdowns”. Breakdowns will be unique posts that expand upon specific highlights within Journals. If there is a point in a journal that can/needs described more deeply, I will break it down in a Breakdown post. This also gives YOU, my audience, an opportunity to get clarification on specific points that I may have briefly talked through in a journal.
Finally, coming soon to SoftlySpokenTruth will be the category, “Devotionals”. Devotionals will be shorter posts as Breakdowns will be. But unlike Breakdowns, they will be taken directly from scripture. They will be daily short and simple devotions for you to meditate on, feel refreshed, energized and encouraged.