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Hi! Welcome to DarkMirrors!
I’m David Weingarten. I’m glad you’re here! I hope you enjoy this blog.
By way of introduction, I am the son of a Pentecostal preacher who spent his whole life in the ministry. My dad’s dad was in the ministry, as were the rest of my immediate family – except for me. I was raised in California, and have moved to the East Coast of the United States, where I serve in a ministry for new believers and for hose who need counseling and prayer. I’ve been a believer almost all of my life, although my faith, like most others’, has waxed and waned in years past.
I began writing this blog simply as an answer to the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). A couple of years before I started, I began thinking about this parable and about how we all would be in front of God one day and would have to account for how we spent our time here on earth. By that time, there would be no second chances, no “do-overs.” It was during this time that I felt a strong pull by God to use my writing talents for Him, for an eternal purpose. Hence, DarkMirrors.
My Christian beliefs are pretty standard fare. I don’t belong to a denomination, nor do I belong to some funky offshoot of Christianity. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, and is the Christian’s Book for how to live for God. As you’ll undoubtedly experience, I believe that Christianity in general, and American Christianity in particular, are undergoing some extremely stressful times, during which many Christians have appropriated attitudes, norms, and behaviors of the world, most times without a second thought. I try to address this in my subjects on Christian Life and the Word, two of my categories.
Politically, I’m independent, so I have the ability to upset nearly everybody. To my friends and colleagues on the right, I can sound like Karl Marx; to those on the left, I can sound like Attilla the Hun. But it’s because I try to take my beliefs from the biblical view first, as well as what makes sense, without having to adhere to some “party doctrine.” I’m a Christian first, a voter second (or third, or way down the list, if you want to include “Friend,” “Compatriot,” “Minister for Christ,” etc.). I adhere to the view that John Rankin, an incredible, highly educated Christian, holds of “First the Gospel, Then Politics.” I think American Christians have that so wrong, and I also address this attitude from a few different angles.
I certainly hope you enjoy DarkMirrors; I don’t want to appear preachy, but I am passionate. But I want it to be readable, entertaining, and something that sticks in your mind long after you’ve closed your browser. I hope you’re blessed as you “Cogitate on the Christian Condition.”
Oh – one more thing: Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions at email@example.com. I welcome your thoughts!