There are two unbelievably fantastic things that have emerged from the motherly womb of the internet.
The first one is online restaurants menus. This is perhaps the most underrated development of the internet because in a fat culture, this allows resident fat kids to plot and plan out meal choices as though they were shopping for car insurance.
Who wants to be scourged with the unenviable task of having 3-5 minutes to decide what they are eating? It can now be broken down like the Zapruder film or an episode of LOST.
The second thing is that you can meet new people that you otherwise would never know existed. Which brings me to the reason for this post.
I made an internet friend recently and his name is Tyler Tarver. Let’s cut to the chase: Why is he awesome?
Well simply put, he’s very, very funny. But more specifically, he is creative and does so in a very natural and refreshing way. When you read what he writes, nothing feels contrived or forced and that is not an easy thing especially when espousing a Christian point of view.
Let’s face it, we Christians fall into a few subtypes:
1) Annoying Academic Christian – Likes? Aramaic translations, any exegesis, and obscure biblical references. Dislikes? Humor, the non-enlightened, and fun.
2) Trendy Counter-Culture Christian – Hates SUVs, traditional Sunday dress, and the implication that Christians can only be Republicans. And when I say hate, I mean they will indiscriminately splash you with their piping hot latte (two splendas).
3) Rational Realists – Able to reconcile culture with faith and reasonably interact with all different groups of people. This is the extreme minority.
4) Fundamentalists – (See Video below)
I don’t know where you fall, but Tyler falls in the 3rd category.
From the handful of emails we’ve exchanged and everything I’ve read on his website, I can honestly observe two things about him: Godly without pretense and a joyfulness that is unmarred by compensation. He has an evident earnestness that is difficult to find and every time I visit his site, I get inspired not just to be creative, but to be myself.
I think a lot of us get caught up in projecting what we think others want to see, but really I think people just want to see something that isn’t B.S. (That’s bull sweat, Mom.)
The Five Things You MUST Read/Watch from Tyler…
Bonus (Because I’m Benevolent Like That)
Give his site a visit and say hello. It’s important to support people like Tyler, so they aren’t drowned out by people pontificating about dinosaurs, homosexuals, and bolt-action rifles.