December 30, 2011 by

Four Years


Categories: My Story, Things that Are Amazingly Awesome

Four years.

Nearly 700 posts.

Four years ago today, I began documenting my deconstruction from traditional church by launching this blog.

I had a lot to say.

For the first two years, there was hardly a day when I didn’t post. I had so much to say, and it was coming out so furiously, that friends were telling me they couldn’t keep up. Emotions were rampant–anger, pain, joy, and peace–often changing from day to day as I processed my journey.

Since starting this blog, I’ve encountered several major life changes–not the least of which includes a major move to Denver, and an experiment in mission that is still ongoing. I’ve also made many new friends from all parts of the world. Some of those friends were instrumental in facilitating our move to Denver. Also, as a direct result of my blogging here, I’ve had the privilege of contributing to a book project, interviewing key figures in the emergent/missional church movement, and even stirring a few pots along the way. One of the more memorable moments of this journey was when a couple of blogger friends and I took a ministry organization to task for its apparent lack of gender equality among its staff. After a few tense days and some angry comments left on our blogs from its leadership, the organization made some important changes.

The past four years have been some of the most significant of my life, and the journey continues. Thanks to all of you who have been tracking with me along the way.

Musician. Composer. Recovering perfectionist. Minister-in-transition. Lover of puns. Hijacker of rock song references. Questioner of the status quo. I'm not really a rebel. Just a sincere Christ-follower with a thirst for significance that gets me into trouble. My quest has taken me over the fence of institutional Christianity. Here are some of my random thoughts along the way. Read along, join in the conversation. Just be nice.

2 Responses to Four Years

  1. Paul Wikinson

    I’ll reach four years in February, and yours was one of the first blogs I bookmarked before starting, so I’ve possibly been tracking you from the beginning.

    I’ve always enjoyed and respected your perspective, and look forward to reading more.

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