A New (Old) Blog – Kevin DeYoung’s Resource Site Now Live
During the first part of 2009, I started blogging. I didn’t know what I was doing. I’ve made a few stupid posts, posts I won’t do again, and hopefully posts that have been helpful. Back then, you had to blog almost constantly to be heard. Most people found your blog by typing an address into their web browser. If you had nothing to say, no one would stop to find out. Therefore, I blogged almost every day of the week except Sunday. Nobody named Tim Challies has been able to maintain that.
Shortly after, Ben Peays asked me if I would like to move my blog to this new thing called The Gospel Coalition. I was happy to switch to the TGC. I think Justin Taylor and I were the first two bloggers to move our freelance sites to this new web venture.
I’m glad I did. TGC provided me with a platform that I never imagined. They also provided me with technical support, editing suggestions, and many good friends. It was great working with Collin Hansen as Editorial Director and with two TGC Presidents, Don Carson and Julius Kim. My blog—DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed (I know, a little lame, but it seemed smart at the time)—has been at TGC for over a dozen years. I will always be grateful for this long partnership.
Starting today, I’m moving my blog to my own personal website. Nobody asked me to make this gesture. For the better part of a year, I worked (read: other smart people I trust have worked) on creating a personal website that could house all of my online content. This new site includes sermons, lecture messages, articles and blog posts, all under one digital roof. The design is clean and crisp. The search function is efficient and easy to use. With the launch of this new site, it makes sense that I host my personal blog in one place.
My years of TGC content will still be available on TGC (and my new site). I am still a member of the TGC board (although I have been absent from the board since last April). I’m sure I’ll still write for TGC from time to time, as other people do, when invited and through normal editorial channels. I will always write in other places (eg World, 9Marks, Desiring God, Ligonier) as requested. With so many other commitments, I don’t blog as much as I used to. This rarity will likely continue. But when I blog, it will now be through my own site. This address is KevinDeYoung.org. The new website – like the Death Star once was – should be fully operational. If you would like to continue to receive email updates when I post content, you can subscribe at KevinDeYoung.org/subscribe.
I am grateful for the many good, godly, and intelligent people – good friends, some of them – who have helped support my TGC blogging effort all these years. For them and for all readers over the years, I give thanks to God.