I've been on the fence as to whether I should mention that I had my first print publication in this month's issue of DiscipleWorld (also available online here). Normally I'd be all "yay!", but the subject matter is so comprehensively depressing that "yay!" is thoroughly out of the question. But I think it's important, or I wouldn't have bothered to write the article in the first place. It's about Jonestown, and the relationship between Peoples Temple Christian Church and its pastor with my denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The whole issue was exceptionally well done, with interviews with survivors and a reflection from a family member who lost his sister.
We'll aim for a little levity next time around.