October 19, 2008 by

What Totally Made My Day Earlier Today at the Off the Map Conference


Categories: off the map, what I did today

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.

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 What Totally Made My Day Earlier Today at the Off the Map Conference

  1. Amy

    How cool! That’s awesome!! Matt and Jim…hello to you both!

    You both have excellent tastes. Jeff is both a wonderful writer, has such a good heart for Papa Son Spirit AND is such a good person.

    Glad that you are enjoying your time, Jeff. Have another good day and safe travels home to you.

    ~Amy 🙂

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