Introduction…

introduction

An introduction is in order.

There’s a good chance that you’ve found your way to this post because of my contribution to the #FuckThisShit Advent devotional (“Yearn: Psalm 72:4”).

If so, hello.
Welcome.

A couple things you should know about me:

I’ve gone by a few different names in the past.

Most of the folks who follow me on social know me as Matt Morris. That’s been the name I’ve gone by for most of my professional life. I have a Wikipedia page, which does a decent job of providing a quick run down of some of my career highlights. It’s by no means conclusive, and I admit to having updated it myself once or twice. (I’m not proud, but I refuse to be ashamed.)

If you Google my name you’ll also find a Matt Morris who hosts big motivational conferences and tells people they can make millions without being employed. I am very much not this person.

I also went by the name Teo Bishop for many years. I wrote a blog called Bishop in the Grove. Lots of stuff there about Paganism and, toward the end, Jesus.

Long story short – it’s been a winding road.

I’m writing here for my own sanity.

I’ve got a lot of thoughts about a lot of things. Some of those thoughts fester if left unwritten. So, I write. And while I may try to write on the regular, I’m not writing here every day.

This also means that I’m writing here mostly for myself. Unlike at Bishop in the Grove, which had a lively comment section for most of its existence, I’ve kept the comments closed here. See this post for a fuller explanation.

I use this space to process. I also anticipate these posts to evolve into something slightly different when my studies start back up in January. Could get even a little more heady then.

I’m not here to make you a Christian.

Seems like a strange thing to write down, even as I wrote it, but it’s true. This is not a platform to evangelize. This is a place for questions. I may share my conclusions (few as they are), and I may speak about my love of God and my experiences of following (and struggling to follow) Jesus. But I’m not doing it to manipulate anyone. I’m genuinely trying to work all of this out for myself, too.

And if what I say here rubs off on you in a good way, that’s wonderful. I trust that God is working in your life in ways I can’t even fathom.

I’m tired of social media, but I can’t seem to quit.

I wrote about it here.

You should follow me, though.

I have a Facebook page, but I’m not super active. I share my blog posts there, so follow me if you’d like to keep up with my writing. (I’ve decided not to use Feedburner or any kind of RSS service…. Do people even still use those? Am I dating myself again?)

I’m on Twitter a fair bit. If you’d like to engage me in a conversation about anything you read here, please do.

In addition to my contributions to the #FuckThisShit devotional, my friend Tripp and I are doing our own little Instagram Advent practice. If you’re on Instagram, follow the hashtag, #LettersFromKris. You’ll get the gist pretty quick

 

Thanks for reading this introduction, and thanks for visiting my site. I hope you’re having a meaningful Advent.

Peace be with you.