About

Rick Beckman Rick Beck­man is the work of Rick Beck­man, writ­ing from a small town in Indiana.

I’m a hus­band, a father, a for­mer Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist, an athe­ist, a geek.

I’m an ordained cler­gy per­son in the Church of Spir­i­tu­al Human­ism, and am the founder of the small but grow­ing Sec­u­lar Now movement/community, where­in I pub­lish a series of vlogs which I invite you to view.

About This Site

Rick Beck­man is the cur­rent incar­na­tion of a long series of web­site and blog projects of mine, dat­ing back to 2001, with names like Beck­man Fam­i­ly Min­istries, Rick­’s Watch­tow­er, Watch There­fore, Tim­o­th­y’s Bur­den, Brazen­lyGeek, Brazen­ly­WP, Ex Astris, King­dom Geek, The Apolo­gia­pe­dia, The Brethren The­o­log­i­cal Insti­tute, The The­ol­o­gist, Ascend­ing Olym­pus, and who knows how many oth­ers. These sites took the form of sta­t­ic web­sites, blogs, and wikis and cov­ered per­son­al jour­nal­ing, the­ol­o­gy, Bible com­men­tary, Word­Press tips and tricks, and more.

Today, this site is Rick Beck­man, a name which appro­pri­ate­ly refers to being in a state of dis­ar­ray or con­fu­sion. More than that, though, I believe that reli­gion has the world at six­es and sev­ens, the end result of bil­lions of adults who can’t reli­ably tell fact from fic­tion, sci­ence from mythol­o­gy, moral­i­ty from holiness.

The top­ics I’ll write about here will still run the gamut of top­ics I’m inter­est­ed in, and for the most part, I plan to leave my old­er posts which were writ­ten as a Chris­t­ian fun­da­men­tal­ist where they are, for any­one inter­est­ed. Any­thing writ­ten pri­or to around Fall 2010 should be assumed to be writ­ten from this fun­da­men­tal­ist perspective.

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. So well put, par­tic­u­lar­ly in regard to 9rules. I’m so glad to see more reli­gion blogs being accept­ed, and espe­cial­ly those in love with Jesus! God bless you.

    1. Thanks so much for your com­ments, Natal­ie! I checked out your blog–awesome design! I love all the li’l details in it.

      I don’t see you yet on 9rules’ Com­mu­ni­ties page, so I’m guess­ing you were a Round 4 recruit? If so, con­grat­u­la­tions, and keep up the great work.

        1. Ooh… *smacks myself* I see what I did. I did­n’t even notice some of the com­mu­ni­ties have so many mem­bers that not all of them are list­ed on the main pages. The Design com­mu­ni­ty and its 50+ mem­bers is one of ’em. No won­der I missed you on there. But, I do see you on the 9rules “design” com­mu­ni­ty page..

          Any­way, again, great blog, and thanks for the com­ments. And nice to meet you!

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