The Second Intro

August 2011

I wrote the original introduction over two years ago, a week before I was ordained to the priesthood. Since then, I have continued encountering God in my life, and I have failed to notice God. I have served God’s people at church, and I have failed to serve God’s people. I have written about my life with God, and I have failed to write about that life. Through it all, God continues to whisper and enfold me into God’s presence.

About a year ago and a half ago, I received a call out of the blue from an editor at Abingdon Press in Nashville. It turns out that several movements of the Holy Spirit collided and brought the video Bible studies I filmed in mid-2009 across the desk of an executive at the publisher, who (I later discovered) has the exact same sense of humor as I do. This was fortuitous because she thought I was much funnier than I actually am.

To make a long story less long, Abingdon offered me a book contract, and during the summer of 2010, I wrote a book called Digital Disciple: Real Christianity in the Virtual World. (You might have been wondering why I posted next to nothing on the blog during the summer of 2010. Now you know why!) The book came out in May 2011. I am quite excited that it is published, quite exhausted after having written it, and quite thankful to God, to my wife (for putting up with me while I was writing), and to all of the folks at Abingdon who are absolutely wonderful blessings. If you’d like to order a copy of Digital Disciple, click the title, which will send you to Cokesbury’s website to place your order. I hope you enjoy the book, and I hope it may enrich your walk with Jesus Christ, as writing it enriched mine.

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