Dear Unblog Family,
First, I want to tell you how grateful I am for your support, especially the last 13 months since John’s passing. John always considered Unblog subscribers as an extended family, and have no doubt his feelings have continued (if not expanded)!
There are several things I’d like to catch you up on:
UNBLOG ADMINISTRATION: I’ve asked Chris, John’s good friend and “techie guy,” to administer the Unblog from now on. We’ll have expanded contact capabilities here on the Unblog as well, so you’ll be able to contact Chris or I should it be necessary. Shayne, John’s other friend, did a tremendous work with the Unblog in 2012 and 2013, and I can’t thank him enough for all his time and efforts.
MERGE AHEAD!: We are, as we speak, working on transferring all the content on FollowingTheLight.org (aka “FTL”) to the Unblog, as well as a major update of what’s offered here on the Unblog. We’re also fixing some problems with the comments section. These revisions should be done within a week or two.
CONTENT #1: We have no plans at this time to remove any more content from the Unblog or the files being transferred from FTL. As you know, we needed to remove some Unblog content due to their publication in Journey to the Veil. One audio file was removed about a year ago from FTL due to a request from the person recorded (which I hope anyone who has the audio file, even online, would also respect and honor).
CONTENT #2: In fact, we have plans to expand the content being offered here on the Unblog. You’ll see things no one else has seen before (like notes of John’s lectures), expanded gospel study resources and — get this — passages from all of John’s books.
VoG AND JttV: Speaking of books, I was thrilled this morning to see that Seagull Books is selling Visions of Glory and Journey to the Veil side-by-side in its January mailer. I can’t thank Seagull Book enough for its support not only of John and his books, but also of great authors everywhere who testify of Christ and his gospel. I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL SHOW THEIR SUPPORT TO SEAGULL BY PURCHASING FROM THEIR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY MAILERS. Thanks to you all.
SOME BACKGROUND: FTL, the Unblog, John’s books and lectures were his creations. They are reflections of a man who was always in good standing in the church, continuously held a temple recommend as well as significant callings in the Church, completely defended and celebrated the doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and policies of the Church, and always sustained Church leaders. To insinuate anything contrary is a gross mischaracterization (a lie) about a good man who has passed on.
Make no mistake: Paramount within John’s soul (and continuing on this Unblog) is a desire to teach, preach, expound and exhort all to come unto Christ — period. John did that unceasingly throughout his mortal life, he is doing so today, and will continue doing so throughout a never-ending eternity.
On that note, prepare for a new and improved Unblog in the coming weeks!