First of What I Hope is Many

This is lifted from my original blog on another site (they pissed me off).  It’s still a good starting place.

As this is my first blog post, I want to lay out what I hope to accomplish here. I used to be good Methodist boy, but I left the UMC because I disagree with their ideas about love and marriage. I spend a good bit of time checking new and different theological ideas. Several years ago, through a friend, I was exposed to the NOOMA videos from According to their website “We are a group of people committed to giving everyone a fresh look at the teachings of Jesus”. Interesting, I thought, and began to dig a little more. The fellow doing the videos is Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. I started looking into Brother Bell, finding that he was considered a part of the Emergent Church movement. Or, conversation as people involved prefer to call it. Whatever. I’d heard of this bunch, but never thought that much about it. But, in my research, I found that there was more than a bit of controversy about this stuff, mostly from those of a more fundamentalist bent. Not a being of fan of this viewpoint, I automatically liked Rob and the NOOMA vids that much more. I also began to look at the emerging church idea more. The more I looked, the more I liked. Someone once said that a person’s intelligence varied directly with how they agreed with you. If that’s the case, these emerging folks must geniuses, because they hit all the right points with me.

So, I’ve decided to take a theological journey. I have no idea where it’ll end up, outside of following Jesus’ footsteps and trying to live more like Him. Since I think better when I write it down, I’ll be posting my ideas, thoughts questions here. Besides, I’m just vain enough to believe someone else might care what I think.