My name is Grady Walton and I created this blog to communicate helpful hints and insights about Christianity and life inside the modern church. My approach is different because I am not a member of the clergy, I speak from the perspective of a person who has spent decades in church congregations. There are loads of excellent blogs, books, and magazines written by gifted ministers of the faith, but I think the time is right to hear more voices from folks on this side of the altar. I hope you will participate in the conversation and encourage others to join us here. I will strive to be candid. Some of the things I say will be provocative, others humorous. I look forward to our time together.
A little background on me, your humble guide/writer. I hold an undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology, Management and Ethics from William Jessup University. I currently work as an employee in the administrative offices of The Salvation Army. Prior to working for The Salvation Army, I was an office manager and an executive businessperson. I have spent many years worshiping and serving in a variety of Christian churches. For fun, I write reviews for the Sacramento and San Francisco Book Review. My wife, Cindy, and I live in Northern California near our family. I recently wrote a book titled, Thoughts Escape Me; Perspectives From the Pew, which can be found at: http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781613791363 It’s also available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/THOUGHTS-ESCAPE-ME-Grady-Walton/dp/1613791364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310954157&sr=8-1