This gets read by a different circle of people who normally see my thoughts, although I'm going to clue a couple of them in that this is out there to read. I'm after unbiased takes and feedback, instead of "Pearson there there you're so awesome things will get better" and crap like that.
I believe it's entirely meet and appropriate to post here and say "y'know what, life intervenes, sorry 'bout that." And it does. I won't get into my own excuses, but they're pretty good.
But if I'm going to toss an oar in, I'd better have something to chew on.
We were at an outlet mall in Gaffney, South Carolina, this past weekend - for reasons that involve a four-hour journey to fetch a car (see, I told you, pretty good excuses). The book store in the outlet mall was a wonderful treasure trove of old and new Christian books, almost exclusively Zondervan-published. And my wife, who knows me and loves me and understands my hardcore geekiness, dug a tome entitled Not Just Science out of the pile.
And, of course, my first response was: Egads, if I had known Zondervan was publishing textbooks...
I honestly wonder if it's fair to call me an "ex-pat" of Christian culture. But I know it's fair to say I'm not in it.
Crossposted from my personal blog. This, in review, is perfect fodder for our little project here.
Here's my moment of oh-dear-God-I'm-getting-OLD of the day:
Fifteen years ago, Cornerstone Magazine published an expose' on "Christian comedian" Mike Warnke.
So Eaton has told me he wants me to pay him back for all his brilliant web help by fiddling around on this site, and so I've been dropped into this thing with him, who I don't know nearly as well as I'd like, and you two other guys who I wouldn't know if you you'd taken my classes. So I'm going to play a Growing-Up-Goddy meme game, and I'd like for you to play it with me. We can at least use it to compare notes on our experiences, and we might even find fodder for future posts in them.