Christian Progressives Come Out of the Shadows

The NY Times rehash on the religious angle on the election is interesting. There is, of course, the wailing and gnashing of teeth by Bishop Ralph Reed and Bishop Al Mohler about the moral decay of our country and the changing face of the electorate.

Then there’s this sneaky paragraph:

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Mark Driscoll and Rob Bell Embrace [Video]

This blog has just passed a milestone: 100,000 pageviews this month. I’ve been blogging since 2004, and that is a first. Many thanks to longtime readers and new readers. Glad to have you all.

Some bloggers are loathe to publicize their traffic numbers, but a couple of my favorite bloggers (Andrew Sullivan and Rachel Held Evans) routinely disclose their traffic. Like them, I want to be forthcoming with you. And I also want to say thank you.

I hope that this blog will continue to be a place where we can debate theology, consider the foibles of church life, and occasionally share a laugh.

A News Story and a Podcast

In non-Sri Lanka news,

1) MinnPost ran a nice profile of me:

“What Tony is good at is being willing to call into question people’s assumptions about how the church should be,” said David Lose, a professor at Luther Seminary who knows Jones and invited him to speak this summer at a conference in Atlanta. “He does that outside a denomination and has a certain freedom or willingness to see things that you can’t perhaps from within. And he is also tremendously interested in making sense of the media environment we are in.”

2) And here I am on the Something Beautiful Podcast.

And stay tuned. Great, amazing things are happening here in Sri Lanka. Posts forthcoming…

Going to Sri Lanka

Back in my youth ministry days, I took several trips to Peru. There, I visited the World Vision ADP (Area Development Project) in the Quiquijana district outside of Peru. They were amazing and life-changing trips, especially because I got to meet a boy that I had been sponsoring for years.

That boy grew up, and I let my World Vision sponsorship lapse.

Well, next month I’ll be joining a group of bloggers to visit World Vision sites around Sri Lanka.It’ll be great to meet these fellow bloggers and to travel halfway around the world. But, best of all, it will be a great opportunity to get back in touch with the amazing work that World Vision does.

In coming days, I’ll offer you, dear readers, a chance to sponsor a child. I’m going to sponsor one — one that I hope to meet. And WV is going to attempt to coordinate me meeting your sponsor children, too.

So watch this space for announcements. And, if you’re the praying type, please offer one up for me and my fellow travelers. We depart in a month.


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