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I started this blog because of an exercise I did last Advent: making occasional reflections about contemporary Christianity, contemporary culture, and their mutual interaction. I did this as a way of expressing my restlessness and frustration with aspects of both .  I found this a useful exercise for myself, and (I hope) others who read it found it useful as well.  In any case, Christmas is over, but contemporary Christianity and culture are still here, and so I decided to make a blog for putting up occasional and brief thoughts concerning them.  Surprisingly, I have friends, and they were interested in joining my endeavor, so you can expect introductions and input from them as well; there just seems to be something right about gathering two or three together…

The title reflects our general uncertainty regarding the overarching purpose of the blog, apart from its Christian focus.  We chose to call the blog a “thing” based on the origins of the word.  In Old Icelandic society, the “thing” was a meeting of people from the surrounding country, where people could bring up and discuss issues pertaining to the broader community etc.  It was somewhat like a Tolkienien Ent-moot.  The Old English Maxims I tell us that “the wise must have a thing” together.  While not professing to be wise, we are professing to have a thing – and perhaps revel in the folly of Christ while we are at it.