Mission of this Site

At one time, I was part of the Jesus Movement, which, in the 1970s, offered a drug-free high to teens and young adults seeking something beyond materialistic goods. That movement was slowly absorbed by traditional forms of Christianity. These forms, being institutional, were both moreĀ  reliable and less interesting (to many of us) than the spontaneous, counter-culture movement that attracted us to Jesus.

Over the decades, I attempted to work with and find value in these institutions. In my case this meant attending protestant churches, mostly non-denominational. While I still respect many of the people as well as some of the teachings involved, the representations of Jesus that excited me in the beginning became increasingly harder to remember within these institutions.

Eventually, I stopped calling myself a Christian, because that label had accrued too much cultural baggage. This baggage created so many obfuscations of Christ that I had to throw it overboard, like ballast, so I could keep looking for and seeing, if only at a great distance, Christ.

After decades of refusing to say much publicly about my faith, I am now confident that the Gospel and the Jesus of the gospels earn my deepest respect and inspire me to keep this web log.

The mission, then, is to help myself and any readers see the unseen reality of Christ and value rightly his role in this world.