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My name is Zachary (Zach for short) Blaesi. I am a 19-year old evangelical Christian dedicated to studying the Scriptures and working with other believers toward defining and achieving the goals and theology that should characterize the Christian life-style and church. Eschatology, sometimes too narrowly, has often come to the center of my interests and studies, and as a result, I sometimes fail to offer much to the other various thought provoking discussions that continue to pour into this website.
I have just completed High School and am moving onto community college where I am enrolling in a General Studies course, with a specific focus on philosophy and religion, after the completion of which I plan to continue my studies at a university, where I would like to earn a degree in theology or philosophy. I do not currently attend a church because I am at odds with the church my family attends and find the experience of it to do little to uplift me in my faith, and I have not yet gone through the process of finding a church that is both theologically and stylistically more my cup of tea. Unfortunately, most of my interactions with Christians, especially Christian intellectuals, comes through the internet, especially this website. I hope, plan, and pray to find a church soon where I will be able to interact with other likeminded believers in the flesh, or the strength and generosity (God help me!) to be able to enjoy attending churches with which I have theological or stylistic disagreements.
I’m not entirely sure what I think of the emerging church or whether I can consider myself an emerging Christian (whatever that should mean), but I love evaluating theology with open-minded Christians who are willing to sometimes get their hands dirty for the sake of a more realistic and valid understanding of Scripture and the mission of the church.
I owe myself great debt to Andrew Perriman and the contributors to this website through whom, in addition to their own ideas, I have discovered many thought provoking and heart-warming theologians and scholars that have had tremendous influence on how I understand Christianity and my role within it.
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