an evolving Christian conversation

Yes, yes, I know I’ve been fair­ly qui­et on here late­ly, and when I do post chances are it isn’t going to be in line with “Tim­o­th­y’s Bur­den” — much like this post won’t be as well. My cre­ative juices just haven’t been flow­ing late­ly, to my annoy­ance, and I’d pre­fer not to force myself through a doc­tri­nal or devo­tion­al writ­ing if I can’t be whol­ly cre­ative­ly com­mit­ted to it. Know what I mean?

I took some time yes­ter­day & did an audit on The Fel­low­ship Hall — remov­ing some unnec­es­sary mod­i­fi­ca­tions, adding back some I like to have but had for­got­ten about, and unin­stalled all anti-spam mod­i­fi­ca­tions save for the only one that has worked with 100% effi­ca­cy for me: (shame­less plug) Raven’s Anti­spam.

I’ve also been play­ing around with what direc­tion I’d like the Hall to move in. I’m lov­ing the idea of “con­ver­sa­tion­al Chris­tian­i­ty,” though don’t ask me to define that. I can’t get the con­cept of prax­is out of my mind (both in its “sec­u­lar” and its East­ern Ortho­dox usages, actu­al­ly), and I sup­pose I can blame Shawn for that, who once (but appar­ent­ly not any­more) had a site up at

So with all of that in mind, the con­cept of “an evolv­ing Chris­t­ian con­ver­sa­tion” stuck with me, and it is still heavy on my thoughts. I con­fess I have no idea what to do with it, though. In the Bible “con­ver­sa­tion” is so much more than what we say — it’s what we do, how we live… It’s our cul­ture, our lives, our real­i­ty — both here & in Heaven.

The Fellowship Hall - an evolving Christian conversation

My won­der­ful wife Ali­cia put togeth­er a nice new mast­head logo incor­po­rat­ing the thought, for which I am thankful.

And I find myself left with a com­mu­ni­ty of almost 300 men & women — pas­tors, mis­sion­ar­ies, web­mas­ters, Bible senders, stu­dents, singers, artists, and more — and what I can only call an incom­plete dream — or rather a title for a dream I’m hop­ing will come.

1 thought on “an evolving Christian conversation”

  1. Sor­ry Rick, I know this is whol­ly irrelevent to the pur­pose of this post. But, I just want­ed to share and I could­n’t find the appro­pri­ate post for it.


    Today at school I am suf­fer­ing some kind of “Silent Day” where sup­port­ers of gay rights are stay­ing qui­et in order to rep­re­sent the years of abuse and prej­u­dice against homo­sex­u­als and bisex­u­als. Please be pray­ing that this move­ment will fail in every attempt.

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