A Lurker Reveal Post

This is a lurker reveal post. If you have been reading here or visiting here regularly for any time at all, and you see this post, let me know by simply saying “hi” in the comments (if you feel adventurous you can even say a little bit about yourself). I used to do posts like this every now and then in the past to give folks a chance to reveal themselves a bit; it also serves as an encouragement to me to let me know I’m not just writing posts for the ether alone. 😉

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48 comments

  1. Hi

    I have been reading your blog for about a year. I live in Preston, England and work as a school Chaplain in a Church of England state school. Previously I worked for 8yrs as youth worker at a large conservative evangelical anglican church in Sheffield.

    I have loved reading the blog and it has helped me continue on my thinking with regards the doctrine of our glorious triune God and applying to many other aspects of theology. I find it refreshing to read a blog that start place for knowledge of God is the incarnate Son rather than some abstract concepts. As I regularly find myself clashing against this approach to God.

    Thanks for all you are writing – it hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. At least not with me.

    Joe H

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  2. I have been reading your blog for several years and enjoy, in particular, posts that deal with T F Torrance’s work and perspectives. Keep up the good work.
    Neil R

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  3. I left a few comments here a long time ago, but quickly realized that I confused you as much as you confused me. Have been lurking ever since, and reading new posts as they arrive.

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  4. Good ,Morning Bobby,
    It is 3:55 AM CST and I couldn’t sleep so I opened my email and found your “Lurker Post.”
    I can’t say how long I have been receiving your blog, but is has been a number of years.
    I should first tell you that Paul Louis Metzger is one of my former students at Northwestern College (now the University of Northwestern – St. Paul).
    I am thoroughly evangelical, but I am appreciative of the post-conservative and post-liberal perspective. I am also a TF Torrance fan and appreciative of Barth, though not “Barthian.” I call myself a “cautious, eclectic gleaner.”
    I have enjoyed and benefitted from your blogs and encourage you to keep up your contributions!
    Pax Vobiscum,
    Phil Lueck

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  5. Neil,

    Hello, great to hear from you and thanks for revealing yourself. Thanks for the encouragement, and I plan on writing many many more Torrance inspired posts in the days and years to come; Lord willing! Blessings.

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  6. Stan,

    Hello, yes, I remember our exchanges. Thanks for revealing that you’re still present. I think, really, we probably disagreed with each other more than confused each other. Either way, glad you’re still here. 🙂 Blessings.

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  7. Phil,

    Wonderful to hear from you! That is so awesome that you were Paul’s professor. Paul was one of the first to introduce me to Barth as we worked through Paul’s pre-published dissertation in his Church and Culture class in seminary. I’m a huge fan of Metzger and his colleague at Multnomah, Derrick Peterson. I like your label of “eclectic gleaner!” Thanks for revealing yourself. Blessings.

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  8. Hi Bobby, I’ve been reading and re-blogging your posts for a little over a year ( I think ). I thoroughly enjoy your perspective, keep up your good work! 😀 Blessings to you and yours!

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  9. Always Bobby!! as you know via my FB “Likes” when i remember but sometimes I suppose it is lurking when I forget to comment. I am usually not logged into Academia so not on to comment on the actual blog. 🙂 EnJoying your blog on Geordie’s book on TFT , I am waiting for Amazon to release it as a paperback before I get it. thanks for all your blogs bro.

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  10. Oh that is weird it has that last comment , posted my comment as Anonymous lol…now that is lurky haha. tis Marie here your FB friend downunder. Strange wordpress …it has me logged in as Marie.!!

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  11. Weird wordpress has me as Anonymous on that last comment Bobby lol that makes me “lurkey” haha…tis Marie your FB friend downunder…strange as I am logged in as Marie on wordpress. oh well. 🙂

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  12. Hi Bobbi,

    I have been following your blog(s) since the GES/Lou Martuneac Free Grace wars. I don’t comment but I do like to see what’s happening in your corner of the internet.

    Glenn Weller

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  13. Hi,
    My name is Grateful. A few years ago, I came across one of your posts on the New Wine New Wineskins Facebook where you shared a bit of your life experience in dealing with cancer. The Christo-centric focus of the theology you set forth in that blog post drew my attention and I have been reading your posts since then.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Hey bobby,
    my name is Peter, and I found your blog 6 months ago while researching for my dissertation on the Ascension in John Calvin’s theology. Love all the work and thought that goes into everything. Keep up the great work!

    Peter

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  15. Peter, great to be in contact here and now on Twitter. I’ll get you those blogs I was thinking of. The only problem with them is these guys don’t post much anymore. I’ll be back with that. One of them is Kevin Davis’s After Existentialism, Light (he’s in my blogroll) and then the Aberdeeno’s group blog Theology Out of Bounds.

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  16. Vincent, and of course, how could I not have noticed you! Thanks for linking me all the time. Glad to hear from you in person I was starting to wonder if you weren’t some sort of link machine or something (i.e. aggregator) ;). Blessings.

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  17. Hi Bobby – I live in Portland, OR. I have subscribed to your blog and enjoy reading most of your entries. I’m just a regular guy – not a seminarian or theologian, so I often find myself in deep waters with what you write. I don’t always have much context for the historic theological voices you explore. But I do read quite a bit on my own – I have been greatly influenced by T. Torrance, C. Baxter Kruger, George MacDonald. W. Paul Young, Brad Jersak, Greg Boyd, Richard Rohr, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen. Your ideas resonate with me on similar frequencies. I’ve crossed paths with Geordie Ziegler through my involvement with a group in Portland called the Open Table that offers an amazing ongoing conversation about union, relationship, perichoresis and the Divine Dance. Thanks for sharing your writing with us!

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  18. Hi Don, great to be in contact! I can see how we would resonate given the people you read. I’m friends with Geordie and attend Columbia Presbyterian where he’s on staff. I’ve been to the Open Table Conference. John MacMurray invited me this year to have our new book out on display at the conference but I was unable to make it. Thanks for revealing yourself. Blessings.

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  19. I have been reading your posts for about 9 months. I really appreciate your posts and thoughtful perspective, even though I may disagree quite a bit. 😉 Keep it up!

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  20. Hi! I am an Evangelical Wesleyan. No theological training. Life long Christian. I have some difficulty following your thoughts. I have dictionary.com open when reading your work and refer to it frequently. I love the Church and try to understand the theology of the various churches.

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  21. Hi Bobby, this Steve in Woodland – still enjoy the blog and the book reviews. Do you want last year’s JETS? If so, has your address changed?

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  22. Sam, welcome, and thanks for unlurking! What do you disagree with in particular? Are you from a different theological tradition; maybe you’re classical Calvinist. 🙂

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  23. Brian, glad that you’re here, and thank you for revealing yourself! I used to try and post stuff in the past with more explanation (as far as explaining words etc), but I don’t have the time to hardly ever do that. Blessings.

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  24. Hello. My name is Anthony Ashley and I’ve been reading almost every post you write for years. These writings have had a significant positive impact on my faith. Thanks for writing so regularly!

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  25. Hey, I’m new to your blog this year, but, I’m deeply grateful for your reflections. I’m a church planter in Guelph, Ontario Canada, and trying to integrate evangelical calvinism with faithful presence in the neighbourhood!

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