Happy Birthday, Agent Tim
Agent Tim has been elusive the last few days, but it has all been for a good cause. Some things are even greater than blogging, and in this case good grades and good speeches are better than blogging. But today, we stop to remember two years ago, on this very day, when Agent Tim Online entered to join the blogosphere as one of the youngest bloggers in Christendom – only age 14.
His very first post was entitled “Welcome” and was so short, it isn’t even worth posting here. But his second and third posts were on something near and dear to his heart — evangelism. In this case, evangelism to Muslims. The blog continued for many days, covering mosty soccer highlights, including the infamous “Red Card” post. Finally, he began to truly blog — about a month or two after. His posts began to take on a much more mature feel, covering topics such as the doctrine of Christ, and Halloween. The most comments recieved during this time was a whopping “2.” He was overwhelmed with excitement.
Suddenly, in Febuary of 2004, he made the big time by being linked on Hugh Hewitt’s weblog. He recieved 5 comments during that time – causing a joyous celebration in Agent Tim’s office. But soon after that he recieved 6 comments after being interview by Catez Steven’s, whom he owes a good deal of the blogging “fame” he now has.
Before he knew it, he was blogging about Terri Shiavo, being interviewed by Albert Mohler, and suddenly being interviewed by many magazines. Regenerate Our Culture began. It was amazing – absolutely astounding.
And here I am today, looking back amazed at what God has done over such a short time. It’s incredible, and I want to thank, of course, his grace to me over this time. I want to thank my mom and dad for all of their help in making it to this place — I am eternally grateful. The rest of my family. My Grandma Trott — she sends me such great material for this blog! I want to thank Jake Smith for getting me interested in blogging, as well as Alex King for design and technical help — you are one amazing guy. Travis Henry, I want to thank you for all of your spiritual insight and for exposing me to what a blog really is. I want to thank Catez Stevens for being so gracious during the early years of this blog. Thanks to Tim Challies — we’ve had our disagreements, but you inspire me every day. I want to thank Dr. Albert Mohler for his encouragement, as well as C.J. Mahaney and Joshua Harris. Thank you to La Shawn Barber. I want to thank Alex and Brett Harris for their continued support and amazing writing. I want to thank all of the bloggers who have helped me along the way — Kristin Braun, Jason Braun, Hannah Farver, David Boskovic, David Macmillan, Kierstyn Paulino, David Ketter (I can’t say enough about how great this guy has been!), Karen Kovaka, Palm Boy (Robert W.), Isaac MacMillen, Brian Whalen, and all the rest of you…every commenter on this site (even One Salient Oversight!). All of the great “uber-bloggers” out there who have inspired me each and every day with there posts.
Thank you for all of your influence. I wouldn’t be here without you.