Well, we took a shot.
In the beginning of June I mentioned that we would be trying out a new idea on CiC: themed months. June's theme was the cross, and we did pretty well, I'd say, at focusing on that topic.
Problem is, it didn't spark posts on our side or discussion on yours like we hoped it might. So while, admittedly, the CiC team hasn't officially put the moratorium on themed months in our own discussion, it probably won't be happening again in the near future.
For at least this writer, the idea of themed months made sense because I figured that it might get me going with new material. But the fact of the matter is that the only times I have run out of material have been when I have been lazy. If I'm up on my reading (whether that is my Bible, books, blogs, magazines, etc.) and my work as a pastor, then I've got stuff to write about. If not, then I've got nothing to say.
So for the time being, unless we get a sudden outcry of, "We loved themed months!!!!" from our readers (and yes, we'll need the extra exclamation points for it to count), then I'd say the idea was indeed a failed experiment. Which is fine enough.
Just figured I'd let you know.