Dear reader, today I come to you announcing good news. Great news, in fact. My friend Andrew Wehrheim has finally begun blogging! Check him out at his new site, Seeking Community. Be sure to drop a comment and tell him I sent you.
A little about Andy: We went to school together at Mt. Zion (now Summit International) School of Ministry in Grantville, Pennsylvania. A year before we ever met in person we corresponded as “Covered” and “Doulos” on the Left Behind message board spawned by the best-selling series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins.
(In case you’re wondering, yes, I did hesitate to share that information. Let’s just say it was a long time ago.)
Anyway, Andy and I became friends at Bible college, where we were both on our way to becoming well-known superstar pastors, I am sure. 😉 But as fate would have it both of our paths would change, and eventually we found ourselves churching together outside the camp of traditional Christianity. He and his wife moved to my little town just about four years ago from their home in Wisconsin, at which point we began to pursue the Lord together. What followed were the hardest but most fruitful three and a half years of my life, as together we sought to put into practice some of the things the Lord had begun showing us while we were at school and in the years following.
Andy is first-class, in my opinion. One of the most loving and compassionate guys I’ve ever met. His experience and insight into the Lord Jesus is unparalleled by most other people I know in life. Knowing him as long and as closely as I have, I can say with all honesty that I’ve never seen such a transformation in a person’s life as I have in Andy’s. He is, like David of old, a man after God’s heart. He is real, unpretentious, and down-to-earth in just about every way. He talks a lot about socialism but it’s not the kind of socialism you might think of when you hear the word. It’s the kind that is found in loving your neighbor as yourself, and not only praying but living your life unto the coming of God’s kingdom, “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Andy has a wonderful wife (Katie) and son (Andrew Peter-aka “Buzz) who are a joy to be around. I was enriched to be part of their lives for the time that I was, and sad to see them move recently to another town about two hours north of us. So I urged him to start blogging if for no one else’s benefit but my own. I hope and trust this will not be the case, though, and that Andy’s writings will find an audience far and wide, and be a blessing to all who are seeking Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. So again, pop over to Andy’s site, give him a shout out, and be sure to subscribe to receive his future posts. You won’t be disappointed.