Reader Jody Leavell e-mailed me and let me know that Wesley Blog had disappeared. Shortly afterwards, I received this e-mail from Shane Raynor:
You may be wondering what happened to Wesley Blog. When I came back from hiatus a few weeks ago, I intended to post once or twice a week. As you know, that hasn't happened. The strange thing is, as soon as I started writing again, ministry opportunities with youth started happening everywhere. The fruits of four years of youth ministry at my church have started showing up in a big way, and I've been taking advantage of the current window of opportunity to expand the kingdom. Unfortunately, my writing has taken a position on the very back burner, but sometimes that's how God works. To make things even more interesting, I had an old e-mail address listed as the contact for my domain registrar and I accidentally let wesleyblog.com expire. Some ad company/cybersquatter wasted no time taking the domain, so I'd likely have to pay more than I want to continue the blog under that name. So I took this as a small sign from God that my focus should be elsewhere at the moment. I do want to write more from time to time, but if I start blogging again, I'll probably rework the whole concept and title. If you could relay this in some form to the Methoblogosphere, I'd appreciate it. My contact e-mail is now [editor: shane at parkerlane dot org]
As for the blogroll, I need to update it, then I'll be handing it over to you or someone else who might want to maintain it. Just let me know.
To say the least, he'll be missed.
UPDATE: Shane's e-mail has been changed to protect him from spambots. Further thoughts from Gavin Richardson.