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To make aIt happens about once a month or so; either myself or someone on the team gets an email with a title to the effect: "I'd love to write for you!" "Great!" I inevitable think to myself! "We're always looking for great writers!" But then I open the email and my heart usually sinks because the author makes the same error most do.
They think Bold Cup of Coffee is a coffee blog.
I mean, we love coffee, and I am even a former barista myself, but as our readers know, we're no coffee blog. BCoC is all about the conversations about faith that we have over cups of coffee with good friends. We're a Christian blog, that loves coffee, but we don't write about it.
At the risk of opening ourselves up to more budding barista bloggers let me tell you all a story about Bold Cup Coffee, with no "of".
I was tolling around on Facebook a few weeks back when I stumbled across this facebook page that kinda looked familiar. I mean, even our logos are similar:
I mean, that's just uncanny.
To make a long story short, I reached out to say: "Hey name neighbour! Small world!" And they reached back saying: "Would you like a sample of our coffee?"
I told them we're not a coffee blog, I promise I told them, but the prospect of free coffee is just too strong. So I agreed to give them an honest review of whatever they sent me. I little while later I had three small bags of freshly roasted Guatemalan coffee with hand drawn art bags. Wicked little Porsche 911s So I did what any ex-barista would do. I tried all three of them with some barista friends as soon as I could.
In a word, they were fantastic. Full bodies, but mild and smooth at the same time. I hadn't had coffee this good in a long time. I promise they didn't pay me to say that! An honest review is all they asked for and an honest review is what they got. It's great coffee, and I'm sorry I love so far away from it.
But if YOU find yourself in Viera Florida, drop in on the Bold Cup Coffee team and tell them their friends at Bold Cup OF Coffee sent you!
Amazing the different two letters makes right?
As a Biblical conservative, a cultural Liberal, a husband, a dad, an ex barista, and a pastor, I want to see the church act differently in the world. My big passion in ministry is to see how believers can bring the Gospel into the world around them while pursuing the lost art of winsomeness. It is what fuels me and drives me to write. Engaging culture with the truth of the Gospel in a way that is winsome, wise, and as Colossians 4:6 directs us: “seasoned with salt.” It’s my hope that what I say here helps you not only in your own faith, but helps you share it more effectively and fruitfully.
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