My husband’s favorite analogy for my approach to social media is cock-fighting. He likes to call me “the female Michael Vick of the blogosphere.” When I post something particularly controversial, he launches into his impression of me and snipes, “Kill Whitey! Discuss!”

'Cocks fighting' photo (c) 2008, Nguyen Thanh Long - license:

I must protest. Sure, I love to throw bait out, like “What do you think about a church allowing a small group Bible study to meet in a pub?” and watch the number of comments on my Facebook status explode. I don’t have to feed that fire – all I do is strike the match.

But I don’t do it just for fun.

Click here to read the rest on Rachel Held Evans’s blog, where I’m guest-posting today. I really enjoyed developing a friendship and talking theology with Rachel during our week in Bolivia. I’m sure it’s no surprise to you regular readers that I love to talk about faith, not just write about it. It was such a treat to meet women on that trip who love that kind of conversation as much as I do. It is a real privilege to write for her blog today. Thank you, Rachel!

If you’re visiting from Rachel’s blog, hello! Please make yourself at home, poke around my About Me page, root through some popular (or well-commented) posts (in my right sidebar, down there to the right) and join the conversation. I welcome civil discussion in the comments, and welcome email as well. Thank you for stopping by!  


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