“Hi there.”

“So… a CFJ blog?”

“Yes, a CFJ Blog! Welcome!”

And with that, we’ve entered the realm of blogging.  Blogging for Good. Blogging as another way to deepen the conversations that our office encourages.  Blogging by you.  Blogging by us.  Blogging our passions, our joys, our hopes.  Blogging our questions, our concerns, our ideas, our ideals.

So let us begin.  Make this space your space.  Don’t allow the temptation of instant, electronic social media and the appearance of anonymity to squelch conversation.  Let us allow this space to push us deeper: to learn more about other worldviews, other identities, other values… to help us clarify our own beliefs, commitments, and goals.  Let us read and post and comment with respect for each other, with inclusivity of those different than us (in identity or lifestyle or belief system), and with a shared desire to keep asking the important questions of our lives and of the world.  Let us begin… and maybe we will each grow in a new and unpredictable way.

– Greg Carpinello, director