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Greetings to everyone arriving at this blog site for the first time...
This site is run by two guys who have a passion for Christ, His church and making His Kingdom "on earth as it is in heaven". Roger and myself are South Africans, although I now live in London (see more about me at . We are both theologically trained (in different ways), come from strong evangelical backgrounds (which we would both still affirm, although we distance ourselves from some of the evangelical right wing), find excitement and challenge in the so-called "emerging church" stream of Christianity, are NOT in church leadership, and are distressed at the witness of many self proclaimed mouthpieces of the Gospel in the world today.
This blog is a space for us to think aloud (I actually wrote "think allowed" when I was first writing that: nice!). Not everything we post here is fully thought through (although most is). Almost nothing here is "the final word" on the issue. We welcome and encourage and dialogue (although Roger is way better at that than I am). We hardly ever compare notes, we almost never meet up with each other, and we don't necessarily condone what the other guy says. Sometimes we're just a bit random.
Now, many of you might have come here to check out the discussions we've been having about homosexuality. To help you navigate where we are at the moment (November 2008), here is a brief summary. I hope it helps.
To everyone who has been following the seriously lengthy recent discussions on this blog around the issue of homosexuality, this may or may not be good news...
On the advice of some friends who I have specifically asked to hold me accountable in a number of areas, I am going to take a break from the issue. My original article (available in the archives) has caused quite a storm in South Africa - I think that needs some time to take its course. I have also fallen into one of the traps I am most scared of - being confrontational and ungracious in my interactions.
The approach given to us Protestants from the very beginning - modelled with such vigour by Luther, Calvin and others - is of heated, unhealthy, confrontational debate. This is not only unedifying, it also gets us nowhere. I fear that with all the best intentions in the world, I may have fallen into this style in recent days.