I have a blog! Fling open your windows and swing wide your doors. Shout out the wonderful news! Or just share the news with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter and/or Google+–that’s fine, too. This is a fantastic day! It means so many things! It means less trips for me to my mailbox, savings on postage, less hand cramps while writing those letters, less paper wasted on accidental scribbles and leaky inkwells, and less of you trying to decipher my chicken scratch. I’d say it’s a win-win-win-win-win.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every week I’ll be posting my ponderings and wanderings from For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles (FLOW). I’ll be digging deeper into FLOW’s themes and ideas and sharing stories of life here in exile. I think you’re gonna like it. Stephen Grabill (and some of my other friends/Field Scholars) may even stop by from time to time and share some wisdom.
If you want to get a taste of what that might feel like, head on over to the recent article I wrote for Q Ideas. It’s a timely article perfect for graduation season. It’s about a verse we all love: Jeremiah 29:11. You know the one I’m talking about…
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
But, back to more info about this blog.
I’ll also be making stuff (podcasts, videos, pretty pictures, etc.) related to FLOW, too. I mean, FLOW isn’t just about words, it’s about gratuitously wonderful experiences. I can’t wait to share them with you.
Future plans also include a forum for you to ask questions about FLOW (and Stephen and I will actually answer them), ways to rent individual episodes of FLOW, a book, church packets, hard copy study guides…I could go on and on.
But, enough about what is to come. Let’s talk about things that are happening right now.
For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles is being printed, stamped and sealed as we speak. The series will be available in early June (sorry to keep you waiting). If you’ve already pre-ordered a copy, you should have it in your mailbox shortly thereafter. If you haven’t purchased a copy yet, pre-order it here.
If you just can’t wait for your hard copy of FLOW, all seven episodes are available for streaming to (at a crazy low price for a limited time) at StudySpace.org. They’ll play on any browser, on any computer, and on iPads and iPhones (Android platform coming soon). You can also get the virtual Study Guide there, too. This is great if you’re going through FLOW on your own or with a digitally inclined small group.
In the spirit of All is Gift (the song of God), I’m regularly giving away FLOW stuff online. Be on the lookout for free t-shirts and other one-of-a-kind swag online. You can significantly increase your chances (by like 100%) of winning these gifts by following us on…
I think that about sums up my announcement (WE HAVE A BLOG!) and any additional FLOW updates. If you have any questions, concerns, or prayer requests feel free to email info at letters to the exiles dot com or me at evan at letters to the exiles dot com. I’d love to hear from you. Other than that, here’s to a great adventure!
P.S. – This is the last correspondence that will begin with “Dear Everybody.” I thought you should know.