Since you wouldn’t be here unless you wanted to know more about me and this blog, I’ll try to accommodate.
My name is Bob Kuhn. I was born, raised, and live in the city of New Orleans. In 1976 I married a wonderful woman named Jeanine and we’ve since been blessed with 2 amazing children: Benjamin and Rebekah who are both adults now. Jeanine and I became Christians in August of 1978, and have been on an exciting and joyful, yet sometimes difficult, journey ever since. For the majority of my adult life I’ve earned my living as a salesman in the marine supply industry, and I thank God for His overwelming provision.
In 1986, after several years of serving as a volunteer youth minister, I was ordained by an inner city non-denominational church, the Irish Channel Christian Fellowship, where I served approximately 2 years as a full-time associate pastor. Shortly after leaving the full-time ministry position, I received a unique call from God to reach those who have been hurt, neglected, or disillusioned by the church. This personal ministry focus and the philosophy behind the Organic Church movement seem to be a perfect fit.
I love to read and discuss philosophy and theology, and enjoy looking at scripture from multiple perspectives. I also enjoy writing Christian satire.
My favorite movie drama is “To Kill a Mockingbird” and my favorite movie comedy is “What About Bob?” Among my favorite books are The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn, and The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsh.
From living here my entire life I have developed a love/hate relationship with New Orleans. I love the food, the diversity, and the Saints; I hate Mardi Gras, the humidity, and the politics. But please know that I’ve earned the right to hate certain things about New Orleans. I can’t stand it when “outsiders” put my city down.
I wanted to start this blog site to help others understand my position on ecclesiology. I love the church – the true church – the body of Christ. I don’t hate the institutional church; it’s just that I see many aspects of it as unnecessary, and even harmful. That is why I am becoming involved in the movement called the Organic Church. It is my hope that you would consider becoming involved too.