About the Blog
With the help of my friend and web designer extraordinaire, Tess Gadwa, I created this blog in 2008 to provide a forum for Christians, aspiring Christians, fans of Christians, the ambivalent to Christians and even the haters of Christians to discuss what happens after the altar call. I also wanted to introduce the world (ideally speaking) to my experiences of what happens after the altar call, which is included in part in my book, After the Altar Call: The Sisters’ Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship With God, an Amazon Best Seller and a Black Expressions Book Club Best Seller.
For those of you familiar with “church speak,” you probably know all about the altar call. For the benefit of those of you who are unfamiliar with this language, let me translate this term. I think I learned in journalism school to never write “according to Webster’s Dictionary…,” as it is a cliché, but I am so stoked that the term “altar call” even appears in the dictionary, I will provide the dictionary definition here. An altar call is “an appeal by an evangelist to worshipers to come forward to signify their decision to commit their lives to Christ.”
Many churches no longer have an altar at the front of the church, but that is where the pastor and or evangelist usually appeals to members of the congregation or the audience to make that life-changing decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ. But what happens next? I’ve never seen a Christian handbook handed out at the altar call. I know what you’re thinking – that’s why Jesus Christ has the B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth – I have heard that acronym so many times I had to include it). I know, I know, but it is sometimes challenging to translate the Bible to apply to our modern day world.
Since I began blogging, I have been surprised how I cherish writing about a myriad of topics such as the latest new spectacles, pop culture trends, conversations I have with my friends, dating and on and on and on…Among my favorite posts are: “Why Can’t A Successful Black Woman Find A Man? -THE DEBATE,” “Michelle Got a Big Ole Butt…Now, That’s Change I Can Believe In!” “I’m such a hater aka I sometimes break The Ten Commandments” and “Dreams Do Come True…Yes We Can!” And to my delight, a community has built up around my words! I am truly grateful and humbled that I have had over 15,000 views of my blog! To God be the glory…