Welcome to reflectious.com! If you’re here for the first time, let me introduce myself (and reflectious) to you.
My name is Lee Koontz. I’m a forty-ish pastor and follower of Jesus. I’m also a husband, a father, a lover of all things Tolkien, and a Carolina basketball enthusiast. I tend to describe myself as an incurable theologian, meaning that the part of my brain that is predisposed to think theologically simply cannot be turned off. I’m fascinated by connections – connections between the world in which we live, a world that simultaneously appears beautiful and hideous, and the divine power that created it, sustains it, and redeems it. I’m captivated by the intersection between God and culture, and I believe that an important part of being a pastor (or just a follower of Jesus) is helping others see these intersections, these moments in which the holy and the ordinary meet before our eyes. It does happen.
Maybe you’ve seen these moments yourself. If so, I’d like to hear from you. My purpose in starting reflectious.com is not simply to have an outlet for my own thoughts. Instead, I thought it would be fun to start a blog where real discussion can take place. I’d like reflectious.com to be a place where a group of people could blog about their experiences, reflections, and actions. I am committed to the utilization of social media in church life. I hope that the reflections that we share would be contagious, and our words would be translated into action.
Please feel free to share a comment. If you’d like to contribute regular posts to reflectious, please let me know. I’ll be happy to share more thoughts about the mission behind the madness!