So the story goes like this…One day I said to myself, “Self, there really aren’t enough blogs in the world. Let us make a blog in our own image, in our likeness.” I leave it up to you to determine if it is “good”. I personally have my doubts.
A Note on Religious Affiliation
When reading some of the posts on this site, it may be helpful to know the context. I was raised in a conservative, evangelical Christian atmosphere; specifically, it was a Baptist church. I have over the years also attended a Wesleyan church and an Anglican church. These days, I am a member of Patterson Park Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. If it matters to you, I am what was historically known as a “Particular Baptist” or what is more commonly called a “Reformed Baptist”. (That second title annoys my Reformed friends, so I will avoid the term out of something like respect.)
I contribute some articles to the various websites of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. If you dislike something you see me writing either there or here, I am under the authority of the elders at Patterson Park Church. You can also send complaints via post to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC.
Amy (Watkins) Mantravadi – Biographical Highlights
Born: Columbus, Ohio
Raised: Muskegon, Michigan
Currently Resides: Dayton, Ohio
Degrees: B.A. in Political Science and Biblical Literature (Taylor University – 2008), M.A. in Non-proliferation and International Security (King’s College London – 2010)
Employment Highlights: Congressional intern for Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Columnist and Opinions Editor for The Echo at Taylor University, Assistant to the Director at the Egyptian Press Office in Washington, D.C. (2009-2013), Field Interview at University of Michigan Institute for Social Science Research (2014-2016)