I want to take this opportunity to introduce my readers to my dear friend Ben Bajarin. Ben and I have been spiritual relief valves for each other for the better part of three years now. Though we attended the same church for over a decade, it took nearly nine years before we met each other and discovered that God had stirred some common--though unusual--thoughts in both of us, and we've found great refreshment in exploring theology together. More than once, we've also encouraged each other when bashing up against entrenched doctrine and rhetoric that may be familiar to the church, but we believe flies in the face of the Biblical message.
Today Ben joins me as a co-author of this blog, and as you can see from his first post on the Rapture-that-wasn't, his contributions are a valued addition.
Keep an eye out, as you're going to see a few changes in design and presentation soon...and hopefully an increase in the frequency of posts, which has never been my strong suit. Ben's also going to increase our visibility on Facebook with a fan page and a few other gadgets.
The result, we hope, is not primarily increased readership or statistics...those have never been the point. But Ben and I share the conviction that the church is in desperate need of a new reformation, and we hope in some small way to ignite those fires in a few of you. Come along for the ride!