When I first started this blog I was impressed when I didn’t miss a day in the first month. Then I was impressed when I didn’t miss a day in the second month. Now, 24 months in, my consistent posting no longer impresses me.
Instead I am impressed and immensely grateful for those of you who choose to read TheChristianNerd. I’m thankful for those of you who tell your friends about it and share links to my blog. I appreciate those of you who share your thoughts in the comments; I’m encouraged by the fact that I am not the only person who draws connections between their faith and their nerdclinations.
I’m not really a sentimental person but even I have to admit that reaching my 500th post is a bit of a milestone. This blog grew out of my desire to share my thoughts on faith and nerdom. I have thoroughly enjoyed unpacking nerd culture and finding so much of God’s truth beneath the surface. More than anything I hope that God has been glorified and you have found some encouragement in your life with him.
The past two years with TheChristianNerd have been a lot of fun for me and I’m ready to press on into the next 500 posts. Most of that fun has come from interacting with my readers and getting to know some of you from your comments about Star Trek, Superman and obscure role-playing games of which I’ve never heard.
I haven’t had the opportunity to meet any of you in real life but next week that is going to change. One of my very first readers, Wilko, is visiting the United States from Namibia and decided to stop over in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. It blows my mind that God used a silly blog about Star Wars and Jesus to bring two people from opposite sides of the world together. Hopefully Wilko won’t be the last person I get to meet in real life, but I promise I’m thoroughly unimpressive in actual form.
I’m really not that sentimental but I just wanted to take this post to thank all of you who have read, shared and commented. In a moment of hubris, I may have dubbed myself TheChristianNerd, but this site would have been just another abandoned blog if it weren’t for you the readers.
Thank you so much. You are all a blessing and a conduit for God’s goodness.