Jesus without Baggage readers, I want to thank you!
You made 2017 by far the most successful year ever for Jesus without Baggage (in its fifth year). In 2017 the blog had considerably more followers, views, and comments than ever before. Thank you! And I commit in 2018 to offer articles that make a difference and memes and cartoons that make us chuckle and think. A good number of topics are already selected for development.
Even more importantly, those questioning (often fearfully) fundamentalist beliefs they have been taught continually contact me with introductions like, “I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog!” I stick with them as long as they feel the need—answering questions, encouraging them to think for themselves, sharing resources, and providing them with whatever assistance I can to help them continue their journey from fundamentalism or other harmful belief systems.
This is the heart and purpose of Jesus without Baggage—to help those who are beginning to question harmful beliefs they have been taught and to provide a safe place for them to discuss them. And you help me do that by reading, commenting on, and sharing the blog posts; and I very much appreciate those things and the supportive community we have built.
Thank you for being part of the Jesus without Baggage community. ~Tim Chastain