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Big Announcement!

Hello blog readers and subscribers!

I told you in a recent blog update that I’ve been seeking to pastor an Anabaptist congregation since I joined the Mennonite USA back in June. I also told you that I was going to preach “in view of a call” over Labor Day Weekend. I’m happy that I can now share the good news with you.

I’m the new lead pastor of Christiansburg Mennonite Fellowship!

CMF is a Mennonite church in the New River Valley region of Virginia. The church is situated between two university towns (Radford & Blacksburg), surrounded by mountains, and filled with awesome people.

We are hoping to be able to move to Virginia next month, and so we would really appreciate your prayers as we work out all the details for a major transition. We can’t wait to make the big move and begin another chapter of life and ministry. We’re very excited about the road ahead.

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Thank you for your prayers and support. From David, Lanna, and Kainan.

D.D. Flowers, 2013.

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Blog News & Update 8/30/13

Hello blog readers and subscribers!

You have probably noticed that I haven’t posted much this Summer. I have received emails and messages from some of you through social networking inquiring about my silence. I wanted to tell you what’s been going on and what you can expect here at the blog for this upcoming Fall.

As most of you know, things speed up in the home (traveling, vacations, etc.), and slow down online during the Summer. After blogging for several years, I’ve noticed that blog traffic comes to a crawl during this season.

I honestly don’t want to work so hard when the majority of readers are outside in the sun. So, I’ve tried to join you… though going outside in the Texas heat isn’t advised. I would be fine living in Antarctica.

And there’s the matter of me being a “closet” introvert. I need times of retreat to think, mediate, pray, rest, etc. I suppose it’s my way (or the Holy Spirit’s way) to sift through the mail, so to speak. Gotta get rid of the junk!

It helps me gain fresh perspective on life and ministry for the future.

There’s also been a deterrent from writing this Summer. As my regular readers know, I found myself unemployed from my teaching job at the end of May. This left me without my personal laptop. (For the time being, I’ve been using my wife’s laptop when it’s available.) Needless to say, but I’m going to say it, I’ve had to learn to live without it. Ugh!

All of this happened just as I was seeking to plant a church in the near future. When no doors opened for teaching jobs or church planting, it caused me to consider pastoring an already established church.

So, here’s what I can tell you right now. Back in June I officially entered into the Mennonite USA. In case you haven’t been trekking with me, I’ve shared my journey into Anabaptism here, here, and here.

I’ve been working with the denomination to find a good fit for a pastorate. In July I met with a church that for the moment must remain anonymous. We had a great meeting together. Very exciting!

My family will be visiting with this church over Labor Day weekend. I’ll be preaching and engaging in some Q&A and fellowship. I plan to let you know the outcome later next week. In the meantime, your prayers are greatly appreciated.  Pray for me, my family, and the church. Thanks!

Please stay tuned. Regular blogging will resume shortly. I can already feel the creativity bubbling up and the writing springs about to burst.

Blessings,

David


Blog News & Update 3/4/13

Hello blog readers and subscribers! Last year I expressed my intent to send out a Blog News & Update at the end of every month. I let January and February slip by me without an update, but it turns out that posting periodically works better anyway.

So maybe I’ll do a bi-monthly update instead.

I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be out of pocket this week. I’m not even sure if my mobile will work all that well where I’ll be this week, much less the internet for blogging. In case you’re wondering, I’ll be enjoying creation in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

Since I’m going to be away this week, and I know that many of you are new to the blog, I thought it would help to list 10 of the most popular posts from the last several months. Here’s your opportunity to catch up on the blog.

Please SUBSCRIBE to the blog if you haven’t already. Exciting stuff is coming this month. Stay tuned for fresh new posts!

Finally, take a few seconds and “LIKE” my new Facebook page.

Viva La Revolution!

D.D. Flowers, 2013.


2012 in Review

Hello Friends, here is a brief blog review for 2012.

Thanks for making this past year a great one at the blog. You’re the reason I keep writing.

These are the ten posts that got the most views:

  1. An Open Theism Theodicy
  2. Monumental Myth
  3. Q&A with Pastor Greg Boyd
  4. Rapture Theology: History & Influence
  5. The Election, Satan & the Sovereignty of God
  6. I Was in Theater 9
  7. Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up?
  8. The Rapture Fallacy
  9. Addressing Homosexuality: A Third Way
  10. Hell: Eternal Torture?

Top three referring sites:

  1. Facebook
  2. ReKnew.org
  3. Twitter

People from all over the globe are finding the blog. In 2012, readers came from The United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Spain, France, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Uganda, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, etc.

As many of you know, I began blogging regularly back in October 2012. This has increased blog traffic significantly. Don’t miss any upcoming posts for 2013. Get plugged in and join the conversation.

Subscribe today and stay tuned to the blog.

Viva La Revolution!

D.D. Flowers, 2013.


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