…to a new location: the online magazine, Beliefnet! You can find it at: http://blog.beliefnet.com/fellowshipofsaintsandsinners/. Please stop by and invite your friends, too!
In the absence of freebies like tickets to the next U2 concert or a year of housecleaning visits, I know it is a hard sell; but I’ll make this shameless plug, anyway: if you think there are other saints and sinners out there who have often found the life of faith to be one of switchbacks, detours, roundabouts, breakdowns, broken GPS systems and emergency lights, please send them to Fellowship of Saints and Sinners. The more the merrier!
Your reading and comments help keep me writing. Thank you, sincerely. When my live feed records visits from all around the country to as far away as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Singapore and Bangladesh, I take heart knowing that in some small way my words are reaching other souls on a journey. That spanning great distances between online strangers is the mysterious work of the Holy Spirit bringing us together and creating something new. A fellowship of saints and sinners on a pilgrimage of sorts. A pilgrimage that begins and ends with God.
If you’re not familiar with it, Beliefnet is the largest one-stop shop for all things faith, inspiration and spirituality related. More than half a million readers subscribe to its daily newsletters. The magazine is “independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement…”Our only agenda is to help you meet your spiritual needs.”
Beliefnet’s charter story is kind of interesting. Beliefnet was founded in 1999 by Steven Waldman and Robert Nylen, both of whom have impressive bios. You can find them here: http://www.beliefnet.com/About-Us/About-Beliefnet.aspx.
What this move will mean for you and me and this “fellowship of saints and sinners” is just a couple of small, cosmetic changes, the main being that the “elegant grunge” look of this blog will give way to a brighter, cleaner, more polished face. A bit less sinful maybe. A bit more saintly.
The more important things will stay the same. Those of you subscribed to this blog will continue to get my posts. (Please let me know if you don’t.) Our frank conversations at the intersection between life and God will go on. Our life together as a community of saints and sinners will deepen with time. And along the way I hope there will be plenty of grace, joy and laughter to go around.