Hello! I am a very happily married father of 4 daughters living in Connecticut. While my professional career has been as a graphic designer and illustrator for 40 years, I have devoted my life to the study and teaching of the Scriptures in a variety of settings. I am currently a participant in the Charter Oak Leadership Group, my hope being to explore how I can build bridges between the Church and Politics/Government. I have also, of late, been engaging people online politically, not to win arguments, but to try to be a calm, level headed voice. While I have been the recipient of much vitriol, I have also received many comments from people who have been encouraged my my engagement. It is a great way to practice 2 Timothy 4:2.
Welcome to RZIM Connect @etuttle.
We are glad you joined! May the LORD continue to bless you as you endeavor to serve Him and your community of influence.
Politics, apologetics and God. An interesting mix. The Bible does say a bit to the kings of Israel. And about living under kings in general. Although we don’t have a king, principles are principles that can be applied to various situations. I step back. I think I am “preaching to the pastor”. I look forward to seeing your posts and perspective.
Hello, Edward! I was born in New London and our family has driven through Connecticut many times shuttling between Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. It is a beautiful state! I, too, am trying gently to persuade people in the area of politics. I hope to be a unifying force within the Church. That is kind of tough nowadays. I look forward to interacting with you on Connect!
Thank you. I noticed that you are one of sixteen. My best and lifelong friend is one of thirteen. Never thought I would meet someone who had him beat! Blessings to you and your family.
Thank you, @blbossard. I’m finding the interaction is a great discipline for me. I have been greatly encouraged by the comments from others who are following any of these conversations. I have to continually remind myself I am engaging people, not ideas. Don’t give up.
Thanks, Bobb. No need to step back. Any reply on this forum is a breath of fresh air to some of the “dialogs” I’ve had on Facebook!
Welcome aboard @etuttle. Thanks for being with us. It sounds like you have had a great deal of experience. That is a welcome talent for this forum. Thank you. God bless you and your journey.
Thanks Keldon. Looking forward to all that I can learn from the Connect crew.
That is super cool! It is definitely quite an adventure, and a good one at that! No matter the size, when Christ is the head and center of a home, the warmth it brings and the bright glow it sends forth is worth it all! We definitely have a long journey ahead of us for sure but our God is faithful.
Always great to great a fellow illustrator!
Wow… that’s a first! Rarely meet a fellow artist in forums like this. I became a Colson Fellow a few years back and was told that I was the only professional artist that had been part of the program.
I know, right? Interestingly enough the company I work at has two fellow illustrators who are believers as well. But prior to this job, I’d have to go back to the '90s for other people I knew who were both believers and illustrators. It’s nice to know there’s more of us. Disclaimer we all work as UX designers. Welcome again Ed!