It has been a while since we added a new contributor to this blog. In 2005 it was launched. I added my friend JohnDave Medina in 2009 as well as a few others. Bloggers have come and gone over the years. Usually, at the end of the year, I email our current contributors to see if this is something they want to continue doing next year. Thus far it looks like everyone will be with us in 2014.

We will be adding one more person as well. Kate Hanch is an ordained Baptist minister who is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Previous, she received her M.Div at Central Baptist Seminary and worked on the staff of a Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS. She tells me that liberation theology, the mystics, and Reformed theology have been her influences and interests thus far. Next semester she will be studying pneumatology and African American religious history. We’ve discussed having her contribute at least once a month, though she is always free to write more.

Kate will not begin officially until January. She has contributed for us though already. You may have seen her insightful “The Mark Driscoll Scholarship for Women: A Good Idea?” If not, I invite you to read it.

I am excited to have Kate join us. Welcome Kate! For those who are interested you can follow her on Twitter.