About

I’m Erik Charter, a middle-aged, midwestern guy who likes to post stuff dealing with books, movies, music, and a bit of theology & other stuff. The main reason I post stuff is so that I can actually throw away some of the newspaper clippings & magazine articles that I would otherwise accumulate indefinitely. I live in a van down by the river, rarely shower, and consider deodorant to be optional, which cuts down on those pesky social interactions. I attend a Reformed Church and find Reformed Christians, and Christians in general, to be both some of the best people and some of the worst people on the planet. Indeed, Jesus tells us that the wheat and the tares will grow up together in the church until they are separated on Judgment Day (Matthew 13:24-30). Don’t let the bad ones get you down. Cling to Christ and His gospel and all will work out well for you in the end.

One more note: I quit “debating” theology online (and probably even in person) on 3/1/14. If you comment and are respectful, great, I’ll let you go on the record. If you want to fight, go away, I really don’t care what you think. If I did, I would ask for your opinion.

http://literatecomments.com/2014/03/01/announcing-my-retirement-from-the-world-of-theological-debate/

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11 Responses to “About”

  1. Dale Bekkering August 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I just started reading your blog. I enjoy it very much.

    thanks,

    Dale Bekkering

    • Wide Reader August 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

      Thanks, Dale. I appreciate that! Erik

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  2. David Noe February 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Hey Erik, can you send me your cell # in an email? I think you have it from the form I filled out.

    I’d like to talk to you on the phone about something please.

  3. jane mancina March 1, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    Hello I am Frank Genalo’s Aunt Jane , his mom, Toni’s sister. You made my day by posting the comment about our dear Frank. Thanks so much for your kind words. Blessings on your Blog &on You and your Caeer
    !

    • jane mancina March 1, 2013 at 7:29 am #

      that was career

    • Erik Charter March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      You’re welcome. I meant what I said about him. 

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      • 2866oa March 29, 2013 at 11:41 am #

        Erik, you’re an accountant. Are you following the tangled financial situation of Calvin College? “We spent beyond our means,” I think they’ve said. Anyone interested can start at thebanner.org for
        overview.

      • Erik Charter March 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

        I hadn’t heard about that. 

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  4. matt February 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Erik, I just posted a reply (link) at Old Life for your request for “robust” Lutheran preaching. Hopefully it’ll be robust enough for you. I really enjoy your posts.

  5. Andrew Buckingham March 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    RANDOM THOUGHTS ON LIVING IN VANS BY RIVERS

    Nice!

    Great blog, man, and this tagline got a true bona fide LOL just now.

    Grace and peace, brother.

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