[update 10 August 2020 by Jess
First my thanks to Chalcedon and others for keeping this going in my absence, which was prolonged beyond expectations and would have tried the patience of anyone less saintly.
Second, it’s good to be back and I intend to post as the Spirit moves me – but that apart, everything below stands. This is a place where the Anglican spirit of toleration and civilised disagreement lives – so welcome to it.]
This blog was begun in 2012 by Jessica, whose name it still bears, and her original introduction appears below; it is, for some of us, a source of nostalgia. In 2014 she became seriously ill, but returned here a year later where she continued to blog for a while, finally withdrawing in 2016. I joined the site, at her request, in July 2012, and have continued it in her absence.
It has its ups and downs, and ever and anon (usually during Lent) there will be a dispute here when one of more contributors will take their bats away; they sometimes return.
It is not a Roman Catholic blog, though I am, myself, a Catholic convert, and it remains what it has always been, a place where Christians of all sorts can share their experiences, which will usually include being told, by Bosco, that only he is ‘saved’, and being told by Catholic converts or reverts that they are not saved. These are all part of the rich tapestry of this place. If you are new here, you are most welcome, and I pray that you may find here things which will help you in your journey.
AAW began as a vehicle for my own thoughts, but across time has gathered to itself a small community, and some of those have chosen to write posts. The breadth of contributors bears a witness to the nature of this place. If you would like to contribute, do get in touch with me through the comments box.
From July 2012 Chalcedon451 will be joining the Watchtower. He is a convert to The Catholic Church and will be writing on the early Church.
From January 2013 Geoffrey Sales will be joining the Watchtower. He is a Baptist in the Independent tradition, a retired schoolmaster, and a Yorkshireman.
Also from January 2013, Fr. Malcolm will be joining us. He is an ordained priest in the Church of England and ministers to the faithful in his beloved Cornwall.
Bosco, aka, Bozoboy, brings his unique American, born-again perspective from January 2013.
In February 2013 we are joined by Struans, who has been a follower from the earliest days of the Watchtower and someone from whose comments I have learned much. I am delighted to have him join us as an author.
Rob, an evangelical Christian missioner currently based in the Caribbean, joined us in June 2013.
quiavideruntoculi, a convert to Catholicism, and who takes a strongly traditional line, joined us in August 2013, and it is good to have him on board.
Carl D’Agostino also joined us in August 2013 and will be contributing some of his own cartoons.
Nicholas Barrett blogs at the heartcriesout here, and joined us as nbj4725 in September 2013.
My dearest friend, Neo, joined us in October, his wonderful blog, nebraskaenergyobserver can be found by clicking on the link. He is a Lineman, Electrician, Industrial Control technician, Staking Engineer, Inspector, Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Operations Officer, with a great interest in (and knowledge of) history and politics.
Servus Fidelis, whose own excellent blog ought to be read by anyone interested in Catholicism and knowing more about the Faith, has joined us in February 2014 with a meditation on the ‘hardest question’.
Orthodoxgirl99 joined us in April 2015. She is a ‘convert to E Orthodoxy.Lover of all things Catholic. Wirks in PR in Care sector. Keen on J Prayer/Holy Rosary/music/reading/wildlife.’ Good to have her with us.
Joining us in June 2015, is No Man’s land who is ‘Christianos. Mathematics and Philosophy Student. Student Research Assistant in Evolutionary Biology. Student Tutor in Mathematics and Logic.A born-Southern Baptist-turned-United Methodist-turning-Orthodox, with a period of self-professed atheism for about 2 years in the middle there’.
Our latest contributor, (22 July 2020) courtesy of Neo, is Audre Myers. She is a Continuing Anglican, essentially an American Amglo-Catholic, and provides a welcome female voice to the blog