A Bit About Your Scribe
I’m Jason McIntire, a Christian, husband, father, worship pastor, and entrepreneur (in that order) living in the Midwestern United States. I’m in my thirties, and have no degrees or qualifications except my years lived so far trying to follow Jesus.
This blog is a hobby for me, shared in the hope that my writing will bless and encourage a few readers.
Why “Passing Pilgrim”?
When this phrase popped into my head one day, I was surprised to find that there was no other blog by that name (except a defunct one, apparently abandoned a few years ago).
All believers are pilgrims, passing through this world as we seek a better one to come (Heb. 11:13). I don’t serve full-time in ministry, choose a life of asceticism, or otherwise live a visibly “temporary” lifestyle. The name is not a distinctive about me, but more a reminder to myself that however comfortable I might become on this planet, this planet is not ultimately where I belong.
On Social Media and Internet Debates
At a personal level, I deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts in 2020. On a professional level, I still maintain pages to interact with others on Facebook. This includes the Passing Pilgrim Facebook page, which I maintain to facilitate sharing of this content on that network.
One of the main things I dislike about online interaction, and particularly about such interaction involving disagreement or conflict, is the lack of personality and relationship in electronic media. It’s easy for me to type mean words at a picture of you. To say those same words to your face is not so easy.
Therefore, here’s my policy about arguing online: I don’t. If you would like to peacefully discuss something I wrote, please leave a comment and we’ll chat. If we need to debate something controversial, let’s do it directly (even face-to-face if possible) and not in the comments section of this blog.