Thursday, September 29, 2011

A fictional non-fiction story with a function

I wanted to highlight some of my favorite blogs for blogger month (it is still blogger month, right? oh well, who cares...) I didn't want to just list them, so I decided to go into clever mode.  What follows is the story of A Pilgrims Progress with the blog titles I read blended in.  If you think it doesn't make sense that's cool, just ignore my stupidity but make sure you check out these super way cool blogs if you haven't already.  Here they are in no particular order or rather the best order I could make them fit into my totally fictional story of the non-fictional life of some obscure dude in a land far, far away:

There once was a reformedlostboy who set out to deconstruct neverland.  He was looking to go Beyond Evangelical and find an Assembling of the Church that fit more with the Story of the First Century Church because he was totally Rethinking Faith and Church.  He once heard about this guy named  Jon's Journey who was Blogging for Jesus in his Journal from Zarephath.  So he set out on a journey of his own Looking For Church and found himself saying "I'm Losing My Religion".  Like the Voice of One Crying Out in Suburbia he wandered through the wilderness of man's makings shouting Ardent Cries as he searched and searched for some believers that were sharing life together.  The only believers he could find were too busy in various buildings, organisations, institutions, clubs, and cliques.  It was really beginning to suck because he was increasingly Allergic to BS.  For a while he thought he may have to go all the way to an Ekklesia in Southern Maine he had heard about.  He felt like no one knew what it was like to be the sad man Behind Blue Eyes.  Then all the sudden he ran into some folks that lived in Eden Village and grabbed a bite with them as they were all  Eating With Unwashed Hands.  As he ate he was thinking about the passage in Micah 7 (link goes to a blog not an online Bible) where it says

Woe is me! For I have become
as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
as when the grapes have been gleaned:
there is no cluster to eat,
no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.
The godly has perished from the earth,
and there is no one upright among mankind;
they all lie in wait for blood,
and each hunts the other with a net.
Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well;...
...a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

But as for me, I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.

He thought that maybe the wait was over.  He was finally beginning to see how being a perpetually Subversive 1 wasn't having a very positive effect on his efforts to build relationships.  He was Anxious to Impart and Illuminate the hearts and minds of everyone he came into contact with but the more effort he put forth the more he felt like The Very Worst Missionary on earth sounding more like Chloe's Voice than God's voice.  He thought he may be one who was Called to Rebuild, or at least play a part in building the temple made of living stones but he was barely coming up with experiences to write in his Simple Church Journal.  Even now he doesn't know which way is up.  I guess he will just continue stumbling along pursuing Christ Till He Comes and and continue Desiring God with every fiber of his being.  Even if he does only have a View From the Cheap Seats as he walks along the line Between 2 Worlds looking for the Pure Church.

<<Other blogs of note that just don't have cool names that I can weave into a perfectly pointless story for my own amusement are:  Jon Zens' blog, Milt Rodriguez's blog, the M blog, 1 Jon and Shane's blog.  Maybe it's time for a name change guys?  Just so I can toy around with it :)  >>

That was kinda fun and as I went through I realized there were several of my faves that hadn't made it into my blogroll yet.  So YAY!!!! now the list is a little more complete.

If you read my blog regularly and you have a blog of your own I would reeeeeeaaallllly like to know who you are and check out your stuff.  My readers would probably be pretty interested too so do us all a favor and drop a comment with a link into the comment box below.   PLEEEEEEEEZE  Okay that sounds kinda desperate, which I'm not, actually I don't have time to read all of the posts from the ones above but I try.  I really, really do.  And with that this post is......DONE.  Oh yeah, wait, hold up, one more thing.  You can show much love to myself and all these really great bloggers by hitting one of the little share buttons below and sending this to facebook, twitter or your blog.  Go ahead, do know you want to.  All the cool kids are sharing :)


  1. Thank you for including my blog in your perfectly pointless story. But I MUST disagree with you on one point... this story was not only for your amusement. I was amused as well. :)


  2. I will have to echo Alan's comment. I was amused too. Thank you for also including "Rethinking Faith and Church" in the story. Blessings, my friend :)

  3. King Arthur said it was awesome and Alan was also amused, so I'm obliged to have to agree! I enjoy reading your blogs and this was a good time to aggregate your faves and also give me some insights into one or two (or three or four ...) others that I've not considered before.

    Thanks so much for that, Bobby!

  4. Well done, Bobby!

    And for the record, I'm open to suggestions for a new blog title. Been trying to think of one for ages but can't!

  5. Very clever Bobby. And thanks for the mention even though I only post about 3 or 4 times a month.

  6. “Okay that sounds kinda desperate, which I'm not, actually I don't have time to read all of the posts from the ones above but I try. I really, really do.”

    My blog roll is full of bloggers I probably would love to follow and interact with. But truth be told, I usually “recognize” something in a single post that makes me add them but then I rarely ever go back.

    Some are there because my Christian writing group made me do it, I'm going to take them off soon. As a wannabe writer I'm told to blog, Facebook, do Twitter and so forth to "build a platform". After seeing what time and effort that process takes, I've decided to abandon all hope except the supernatural.

    Meanwhile, my own blog most likely wouldn't be of much interest to you -- on the other hand, maybe this one post might, "Blog, blog, blog …"

    Oh, I know Peter misses you. I'll tell him you made it when I see him again. Say hello to Miss Wendy for me.

    “But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” ~ Psalm 75:7 (KJV)

  7. Love this idea, Bobby! Here's my link: I don't write that often, and am finding it hard to describe the journey God has me on because of all the others involved. But so glad that God is meeting the desire of my heart in beginning to build organic community over time!

  8. Ha ha. Thanks for including me, even though my blog name is a little on the less interesting side. :)

  9. Thanks for all of your comments and for posting blogs worth reading and sharing. I hope that this post served to expand your networks a little.


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