(After I wrote this, I realized that I never asked permission to use my friend’s name, and his name is not on the site. So, I’m not going to mention his name here either.)
I met him a couple of years ago online, then we met in person a couple of time: once while we were traveling through his city and again at a workshop in a nearby city. We’ve had some wonderful, encouraging conversations then and through email.
Here is a brief excerpt from his first post:
I had the opportunity to watch a group of about 25 Christians come together and break out into a spontaneous (but ordered) rendition of what you just read above. It was so refreshing. There were no bulletins, no sitting in rows looking at the back of each others’ heads for an hour while listening to a sermon, but it was interactive and participatory. Anyone with something edifying to say (or sing) could do so at virtually anytime. However, what struck me most was two things (1) simplicity, and (2) the obvious, deep love that these people had for Christ and each other. The second point struck me the most. I walked away almost speechless thinking, “this is what I’ve been missing for so long.”
I’m looking forward to reading more from my friend. I hope you’ll decide to follow his site also.