This blog has experienced a huge surge of visits, beginning on Monday, so that we are getting almost twice as many as we were getting the previous week. I don’t know why that is, but I’m very grateful and want to welcome one and all.
One new reader came to us out of curiosity about an article that I wrote, which struck him because I talked about “Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Andy Warhol & Paris Hilton all in the same few short paragraphs.” That pretty much describes the scope of our topics on this blog. Well, those folks and Christ.
For new readers, I just want to point out that the best part of this particular blog is the discussions that we provoke. Read the comments and notice how illuminating the discussions back and forth can be. Note the high level of discourse, which sometimes gets heated but seldom degenerates into the nastiness of so many other blogs. We have different opinions here, but also genuine Christian charity for each other (at least most of the time–we keep working on that). This is to say, what you have come to in this blog is something like a virtual community, and we welcome you and encourage your participation.
So new readers, stick around, bookmark us, comment, and come back often. This is a weekday blog, so we make no new posts on the weekends. But when there aren’t any, browse the previous entries and the archives, where some of the discussions are still going on.
I have put together something of a sequence today, going from Good Friday, through some of our usual kinds of topics, to Easter.
MAY YOU ALL, NEW READERS AND OLD, HAVE BLESSED HOLY DAYS AS YOU CONTEMPLATE OUR LORD’S CROSS AND HIS EMPTY TOMB.