Some of you who read this blog also read Rod Dreher's Crunchy Con blog (referenced in the post below this one) on a regular basis. If you read it today, you may have noticed that Rod mentioned that I'll be taking over for him while he's in England for a couple of weeks; my substitute hosting is supposed to begin this Saturday (though depending on Rod's schedule I may put up an intro post before then).
Most of you who read what I write here are fellow Catholics or serious Christians who believe, like I do, in traditional religion and traditional morality, and who view with alarm many of the indications of our culture's present rate of decline. Getting to write posts at Crunchy Con is always an opportunity for me to engage in discussion with those who don't necessarily share all of our beliefs, but who do still find that some aspects of modern American culture seem toxic or unhelpful in the tasks of living, raising children, and finding more meaning in life than what can be purchased with one's latest paycheck.
I think our call as Christians, to live in the world but not be of the world, is a call that even those on the edges of religious belief still hear. Even people still just beginning a journey to the truth are often repelled by the noise and crudity and selfishness and commercialism our culture puts forth as its best offering; those of us who, by the grace of God, are a little (but only a little, really) further down the road to knowing, loving, and serving Him should welcome their search for the Truth--because if they're really looking for Him, we know they'll find Him.
With that in mind, then, I'd like to give all of you the opportunity to suggest any topics that you'd really like to see covered during my two weeks or so of substitute hosting at Crunchy Cons. I have a few lined up already, and of course the blog is rather news-driven so I'm sure more will come up as time progresses, but if there are any issues you'd really like to see addressed from a Catholic and conservative standpoint, please let me know in the comment box or via email.
Next week and through the time that I'm subbing at Crunchy Con, posts here will be a little scarce; I probably won't manage to write one every day. I'll put up a link to Crunchy Con on Saturday, and I hope to see you all over there!