So I walk into the lobby for the Saturday morning sessions of the Off the Map Conference, and I see Matt Casper (the atheist co-author of Jim and Casper Go to Church) standing by the book table.
So I went up to him to shake his hand and tell him how I loved the book. (I had already told Jim Henderson, the Christian co-author of said book, the same thing earlier.) I introduced myself simply as “Jeff.”
Before I could get another word out, Matt shook my hand, grinned widely and said, “Yes, Jeff! I’ve read your blog many times!”
After the room stopped spinning, I looked around subtly to make sure he wasn’t talking to some other Jeff.
Casper the Friendly Atheist reads my blog. That totally makes my day.
Oh, and in the session he and Jim conducted this morning, Matt was hysterical. Totally disarming. And at times he had more insight into how things ought to be than most Christians I have known. Let alone more real.
Matt, if you’re reading this…thanks for helping us see our own faith through different eyes.