Whenever someone compliments me concerning this blog, I immediately think about the great comments that I have read in response to the blog posts. This is not false modesty. (Of course, someone with false modesty would say that, right?) I truly believe that I have some of the greatest readers of any blog. I am constantly encouraged and challenged by the comments – yes, even and especially those who disagree with me.
Now, I am going to ask you, my dear readers, a favor. Would you introduce yourselves? Yes, I am asking you. If you prefer to remain anonymous, that is okay. You can leave an anonymous post, but please leave as much information about yourself that you feel comfortable leaving. If you have never left a comment here, but you read my blog, I’m asking you to introduce yourself as well – anonymous or not.
What kind of information would I like to know about you? Well, I don’t want to know your shoe size or your credit card numbers. Please tell us any of the following that you feel comfortable with: name, location, gender, age, marital status, etc. Also, you can tell us something interesting about yourself. By the way, even if I know you personally, please introduce yourself so that my other readers can get to know you as well.
This blog is primarily aimed at studying the church in Scripture. So, please leave a quick answer to this question: Why are you interested in the church?
Finally, I want you to know that I appreciate you and the time that you spend reading what I write and interacting here. By the way, if you choose not to introduce yourself, there will be no repercussions. God will still love you.
[UPDATE: Mike asked me to tell something about myself, so here goes.
My name is Alan. I’m 40 years old (that’s hard to type). I’ve been married for 18 1/2 years to Margaret. We met when we were both in the 4th grade and started dating when we were in the 9th grade. We have two children: a 13 yr old son and a 10 yr old daughter. We are all from Alabama (well, actually my wife was born in South Carolina, but moved to Alabama when she was 2). We’ve also lived in the Atlanta area, and now live in Youngsville, North Carolina, just north of Raleigh. We started homeschooling our children almost 5 years ago, just after moving to NC. We have two dogs: a Border Collie mix named Lucy and a Scottish Terrier named Aggie. I am a Ph.D. student in Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). My mentor is David Alan Black. I work as a web developer at SEBTS and an adjunct professor of Greek at Southeastern College at Wake Forest. I am one of the pastors of Messiah Baptist Church. I cannot blow bubbles with my tongue.
Why am I interested in the church? The church is God’s people. He cared enough to come to earth and die for them. If he cares that much, then I think I should also.]