i had a lovely dinner last friday evening, with tony york and his family. i can testify unequivocally that tony york does indeed exist. the yorks were on a once-in-a-lifetime roadtrip from their home in columbus, ohio (a place they tried to make be believe is a cross between xanadu and nirvana) through the great destinations of the western united states (rushmore, yellowstone, grand canyon, oklahoma city). tony’s wife and daughters were delightful and i really enjoyed getting to know the yorks. tony is very bright (as you know if you read his blog) and i relished the opportunity to compare doctrinal views with him.
surprisingly, i wasn’t surprised.
since i embarked on this blogging experiment, i have learned way more than i had ever expected. when i sat down with tony, i felt like i already knew him and that surprised me. i asked him about things he had written, and he inquired about things he had seen on my blog. the fascinating part of the conversation (to me, anyway) was to discover how his views came to be. i learned about his parents and his upbringing. i heard about how tony and heather met and the early years of their marriage. i discerned tony’s passion as he talked about finding a church that teaches the word where he could entrust his family. it was fascinating to converse with a man i felt like i knew, but whom i’d met only a few minutes earlier,
while i’m still not sure where this medium will take us and what it’s value may eventually prove to be, i am grateful for the friends i’ve made in the blogosphere. i eagerly look forward to my next visit with tony york, and i am excited to meet other bloggy buddies, should our paths happen to cross.
if you come to oklahoma city, i’ll buy you a cheeseburger.