About The Commenter

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’m a Christian and lean toward churches that are closer to the time of the Protestant Reformation than not – that means Reformed, Presbyterian, and Lutheran. And, yes, I know there are differences between John Calvin and Martin Luther. It’s complicated.

I like book, TV show, music & movie recommendations so if you have one, send it to me. I’ll try to check your recommendation out and will tell you what I think. I also like trivia and play on Quiz Up under “Erik Charter”. Send me a challenge.

Oh, and I’m a recovering obnoxious theological & political blog commenter who is trying to stay on the wagon so have a heart. No theological or political harassment, please. I’ll just tell you that you need to go into recovery, too. And no conspiracy theories, either.

I’m the Literate Commenter, not the Literate Debater, and I’m a lover, not a fighter. Or so I fancy myself, anyway.

In other words, I won’t be this guy and you shouldn’t be either:

Guy: “You’re blocking my freedom of movement.”

Government Official: “I am.”

Now that’s a classic.

NOTE: BEAR WITH ME AS I AM CLEANING UP MY SITE. IF YOU RUN ACROSS A POST THAT IS OFFENSIVE, IT IS LIKELY GOING AWAY. WELL, OVERLY OFFENSIVE, ANYWAY.

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13 Responses to “About The Commenter”

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

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

    thanks,

    Dale Bekkering

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

    Thanks, Dale. I appreciate that! Erik

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  3. 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.

  4. 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
    !

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

    that was career

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

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

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  7. 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.

  8. Erik Charter March 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    I hadn’t heard about that.

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  9. 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.

  10. Erik Charter February 14, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Thanks. I’ll check it out.

  11. 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.

  12. Erik Charter April 19, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    I do. I catch them by hand and eat them raw. 

  13. mrswebfoot April 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    #2 I’m impressed. Nice to meet you, Erik.

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