Welcome

Welcome to my little blog. Though I am a Christian, and so are many of my friends, you are welcome here whether you believe or not. Like me, my Christian friends come from various traditions or denominations. All are welcome here to fellowship, learn, and grow together.

As for me, I've learned much in my life from Luther, even spent eight years in Lutheran schools, but am not a Lutheran. I attended an Assemblies of God college but am not a Pentecostal. I've learned much in more recent years from Calvin, but am not a Calvinist. I've been influenced by St. Augustine, but am not an Augustinian. I'm a fan of both Jonathan Edwards and C.S. Lewis, but I am neither Puritan nor Anglican. I've been educated and challenged for many years by the modern "Reformed Movement" but no longer consider myself "Reformed". I feel so uniquely blessed that I am a part of God's church, Christ's Body, and that all of her teachers, gifts, and traditions so rich and varied, are mine.
"For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s."     (1 Cor. 3:21b-22 )
This blog is a several years old now, and to some extent is a reflection of my walk with Christ through those years.  Like me, it is imperfect.  The tone of some of my older posts makes me cringe - even though I think my point may have been correct.  I leave it up just the same, warts and all, as a testimony to God's ongoing grace in my life. Hopefully it will end up reflecting more of God's strength than my weakness.

My offerings here are sundry:  honest struggles, words of hope, words of friendship, encouragement, occasional bits of daily advice or information, book discussions, a little laughter, a little history, possibly some science, most certainly some reveling in beautiful doctrine - and, through it all  the Good News of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world (1 Jn.4:14).  I pray that the things I write about here will bless and encourage you as they have me.