Who am I?
Just a man with a variety of strengths and weaknesses (emphasis on weaknesses).
I work in the field of HIV/AIDS as a counselor. I work daily with people that struggle with the many issues associated with HIV/AIDS. The work is sometimes frustrating and sad but it is the most rewarding career thus far in my life.
I am also a Christian. I have been involved in the Evangelical church, first as a Baptist, now as a Presbyterian, for almost 30 years now. I have a love/hate relationship with the church and in recent days have been questioning my involvement in it on any level. Some of the greatest pain I have experienced in my life as come from the church.
What is this blog all about? It is about the church and christianity and the interaction between those two things and the culture/society around us. There is some good, and there is a lot of bad.
This blog is also a discussion on how we might reinvent, reform “church”, and in the process restore the true focus of the Christian faith. A faith focused on Christ and on God’s amazing grace.
so read, enjoy, comment. I hope to hear from many of you
Peace and Grace,
Mark Lee (30 December 2010)