As of today I have exciting news about the future of this blog… It will be moving to Patheos, the largest religion site on the interwebs.
My blog will be housed in the Evangelical Portal with some heavy hitters such as Scot McKnight et. al. Today the contract was signed and the move is eminent – within the next two weeks everything will be up and running. And by “contract” I mean that there is a monetary value given in relation to the number of page views my blog gets. Here’s the best part for all of you who love the work of The Marin Foundation:
100% of the money received for the page views on Love Is an Orientation goes directly to The Marin Foundation, to support our bridge building work. Sure, at some level is it my blog. But my life, thoughts and practices are at its core a part of the work of The Marin Foundation. As with all of the honorariums, book sales and consulting fees that are brought in on behalf of my work, teaching, writing, etc, 100% of it goes directly to The Marin Foundation, not my pockets. I believe that much in the financial sustainability of The Marin Foundation, not the financial security of me personally. So please, when the blog moves over to Patheos, feel free to check it 100 times a day and send the links out to every single person you know 🙂 By doing nothing other than checking the blog (and interacting with great content if you so choose), you are making a financial donation to The Marin Foundation.
The move of the blog also means I will start blogging again on a regular basis. I know for those of you who have followed the blog over the years, you are a little annoyed at the lack of actual content and original posts over the last six months. I was burned out of blogging twice a day, everyday, for 4+ years. There wasn’t much (or any) balance in blogging/responding to comments/its monetary value for how much time was being spent vs. getting actual work done. But now the first part of that equation is taken out, and I’m looking forward to engaging just as I did from 2008–2011.
Looking forward to getting this thing rolling again very soon!