Due to the overwhelming popularity of my blog (readership going from 5 readers to 25 readers…just kidding), I have decided to take the time to answer your “frequently asked questions”…or rather to make up questions I’m sure you frequent ask yourselves. Whatever. There’s going to be questions and you’re going to get answers, OK?
*Are you some kind of a Christian, or what?
Yes, I am some kind of a Christian. While it has been debated among readers whether I am “cool”, “not like any other Christian I’ve ever met/encountered/read”, or “evil,” I am a Christian. However, I prefer to use the term “Christ-follower” because “Christian” means so many things to so many people. I think Christ-follower shows that I believe that Jesus is my Savior and that I follow God. I affirm the truth of the gospel, the authority of Scripture, the Trinity, and all that other good stuff in the Apostles’ Creed.
*Why can’t you just admit that Fred is dead?
I will never do that. You might as well as cover me in a vat of treacle tart and let the narguls lick it off because I will never admit that Fred Weasley is dead because he’s not. In fact, page 637 in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows doesn’t even exist to me.
*How can yourself a writer and you have typos, spelling mistakes, poor grammar, and so on and so forth?
Have you ever hear of what Emily Dickinson’s work looked like? Admittedly, I really stink at copy editing. Maybe one day we’ll get one of those really good typos and someone can add it to a funny list of “blog typos” (you know, instead of those church bulletin typos…nevermind).
*What’s up with this Derek Webb obsession?
Ever since I heard She Must and Shall Go Free, Derek Webb’s first album, I’ve been a major fan. I couldn’t believe that someone could write such beautiful and creative songs while calling out and respecting the church so well. Derek Webb is the ultimate songwriter and he will forever be my obsession. Unless he turns into a Satanist and starts sacrificing little kids, then I might have to find a new singer/songwriter on which to obsess.
*Who are Sarah, Shari, Julie, Cassie, Mary, Maddy, and Kylie?
I see I need to make a character guide to my life.
Sarah: best friend and roommate and often the other part of “we”.
Shari: friend, owns a samoyed named Savannah. We also hang out with her sister, Sandy.
Julie: friend, lives in the apartment complex and owns a greyhound named Bart.
Cassie: my dog; 9 year-old peekapoo who likes to growl at people.
Madalyne (Maddy): my other dog; 2 year-old shih tzu who loves people
Mary: 22 year-old who graces us with her presence from time to time. We love her. (“We” being Sarah and me…see how Sarah just becomes part of “we:”?)
*Why aren’t there any guys in your cast of characters?
I have no idea. Occasionally guys I interview are added in as extras! I’m sure adding a guy or two to the regular cast would make this blog much more interesting. Any guys who would like to apply for the part of guy friend, boyfriend, or “other male,” shoot an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, those are all the questions I have time for today. Join in next time when I answer more questions that you send in or ones I make up to make it look like y’all send me questions.