Sunday, June 4, 2006

This Jesus Thing [Was] A Smash Hit

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything of substance, and I’m afraid it’s going to be a long time before I post anything again. While I hate to say something is dead and never coming back, I think it’s safe to say that the Christian retail blog is on a permanent hiatus.

I can only make fun of the Christian subculture for so long before it just becomes boring. And let’s be honest, nobody wants to read my navel-gazing about faith and theology. So I suppose this is goodbye. I’ll still contribute to my “life blog” with my wife so friends and family can keep up with our life, but this space will be silent for the foreseeable future.

It’s been fun. And Chris Rice fans, no hard feelings.


Mike said...

I'll be sorry to see you go. I enjoyed your blog, very much. And, contrary to what you postulate here, I very much would be interested in your theological musings. You bring a fresh perspective to this rather tired blogosphere. I hope you'll reconsider. But if not, I wish you well.

Matthew61 said...

I agree I discovered your blog too late. I hope you reconsider your decision. The world needs your opinion and I for one enjoy it.

Here is one vote for you staying.

Lindsey said...

I agree with the previous 2 commenters: judging from past posts, your "navel-gazing" would make for some interesting reading. Even if you don't put it here anymore, I hope you'll keep a record of those thoughts somewhere!

s@bd said...


I just found you, like, YESTERDAY.


Sam said...


Nice All Star United reference though.

kate said...

Sad to see it go, Ben, but I understand completely. I am thinking of retiring Evangelical Expat after I move because I'm tired of filtering everything through that single lens. At this point, my life is about way more than being a disenchanted evangelical.

See ya on the other side, maybe?


Devin said...

Sorry to hear it, but I totally understand. Just working at a Christian bookstore can be draining enough; presumably, after leaving, I wouldn't imagine one wants to dwell on the cheese and the crass commericalism that daily gets churned out with Jesus's name stamped on it any longer than is possible.

Drop me a line and let me know how you're doing!

- Devin

epicycle said...

I've folloed you for aover a year, and have enjoyed all of it. So sorry to see you go. Your blog has been a source of great relief, humor and insight.

As your life goes on, I wish you and Nikki well.

Rockella said...

Just asking out of curiosity, but what do you see as a problem with the Christian community? Are you Christian? or in some state of flux?

EqualApparel said...

I know what you mean by getting boring. Do your musings make you bored? Maybe you shouldnt worry about them too much.

Guy Barry said...

Please don't go,please!!!

tigerjim14 said...

This is a great post here...I could not agree more! Dedicated to inform the public on relative issues. Keep up the great work!

Franz Kraus said...

Great blog with good informations and pictures.
Thank you for this interesting blog.
I have bookmarked it.
Greetz Franz from
Limousinenservice in Munich

ann marie said...

Sad thing is the RSS feed I read only just caught me up now, I am back at LEAST 20 posts and still going -- all the time you were posting, I had no idea because the feed was broken.

Too bad, I'll miss this.

Philipp said...

Quite a very good blog
with usefull informations
and very interesting news!
I wish you many visitors!

Limousinenservice in Ibiza

B Kathleen said...

I know you probably won't see this but I'm really sorry you seem disillusioned by "chrisianity". True christianity is being 'Christ like'. Those that aren't don't represent christianity they represent religion and 'spirituality'. It is up to the true followers of Christ to define for the world who He is, not some political organization or disillusioned person who was hurt in some way by an imperfect person (which unfortunately we all are). Jesus Christ is real and never let's us down...only people do! PS James Dobson is an awesome man of God and has poured his life out to serve families in the name of Christ.

cari duit said...

You have a great blog! Keep up the good work! I'll be sure to visit regularly.

cari duit
belajar seo

HC Lim said...

Thank you for your blog,your blog have a lot of very important knowledge and

information.After i read giving me a good experince of all the articles at your site.I

will always visit your site in future and i hope i will have a special experince after

reading all your important article in your site/blog.Thanks you very much.From business

advertising is a effective way to grow your small business plan for consumer products

,industrial supplies & mlm business.