And now, ladies and gentlemen . . . . Jennifer FULLLLwiler!

July 21, 2010 by  
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In case you haven’t yet seen this hard-hitting commentary by Jennifer Fulwiler on the importance of blogging and bloggers, here it is. Let it sear into your memory so that you can pass down to your children and your children’s children what she said. Seriously. This is heady, serious stuff that might require that you re-watch it a few times to allow the import of her message to fully sink in.


Okay, now that we’ve dispensed with that, I want to shout out a “thank you” to Jennifer for having done two things. 1) For accepting my invite to join the creative team at Envoy Magazine as a writer and regular columnist. She is an excellent writer with a capital grasp of what’s going on in the world of Catholic new media. And 2) for announcing to her own blog followers (she has many more than I do) that she’s now writing for Envoy.

Jennifer’s first feature article, our cover story, will appear in the next issue of the magazine. I know you’ll enjoy it, though I fear that atheists will not, at least if the comments about The Godless Delusion at RichardDawkins.net are any kind of barometer of their tolerance for any kind of criticism of atheism. You see, Jennifer was a cradle-atheist and raised an atheist until her conversion to Catholicism a few years ago. I’m sure that will raise a few eyebrows among atheists who read her story.

And in the most recent issue of Envoy, she launched her new department, “Site Seeing,” in which she covers the Catholic blog & podcast beat, bringing to our attention some of the hot spots in Catholic new media. And she’s got plenty more ahead where that came from.

It’s great to have you aboard, Jennifer!

P.S. If you’d like to order a copy of the aforementioned most recent issue of Envoy (vol. 9.3) or start a subscription, please call us at 800-55-ENVOY e="font-size:medium;"> (800-553-6869) or visit our website.


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8 Responses to “And now, ladies and gentlemen . . . . Jennifer FULLLLwiler!”
  1. JohnE says:

    That's bananas!

  2. RobertG says:

    Perhaps a better extension to the branch-cutting analogy would be for the convert from atheism to stop cutting the branch altogether and climb down from the tree.

    I suspect former "solutions" of theirs are afterwards seen as the problems they really are, and former "problems" (e.g., religion) are seen as the true solutions after all.

    –RobertG

  3. RobertG says:

    Yes, I understand that, Patrick, from the cover of the book (very clever, by the way).

    I was just trying to be funny in suggesting that the convert from atheism realizes what he or she is doing before it's too late and then continues to saw the branch on the other side of the body.

    –RobertG

  4. Patrick Madrid says:

    No, just the opposite, RobertG. Being an atheist is the rational equivalent of sawing the branch between the tree and yourself.

  5. RobertG says:

    Is converting from atheism basically equivalent to sawing the branch on the side of you that is opposite the tree trunk? :)

    –RobertG

  6. Joe Heschmeyer says:

    I second what Larry said!

    I was worried that Jen was getting a little overlooked by a lot of the well-known Catholic apologists, while her blog has quietly become the 8th most popular Catholic blog by Google searches. It's good to see this sort of collaboration for the Church. Praise God!

  7. Szwajkowski says:

    I am a fan of Jennifer's blog. Although never an atheist, I did fall into the secular world trap and now I'm working back into my faith and working to establish the domestic church in my home.

    She is very humble and great role model for catholic women like me.

  8. LarryD says:

    Bwahahahahahahahaa!!!

    Congrats on adding Jennifer to your Envoy team – making a great publication even better.

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