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Dear readers,

I have a couple important announcements about some serious changes taking place, and what's coming next...

First, a few months back, Jake Mentzel and Nathan Alberson of Warhorn Media sat down with me and we ended up talking for hours about homosexuality. The result is an eight-episode season of a new podcast called The World We Made. I hope you'll download the first episode. Listen, subscribe, and share.

That podcast will air right up until the release of my new book about homosexuality called The Grace of Shame (also releasing from Warhorn Media) which I know many of you are excited about and have been supportive of. Thank you so much for all of your help! I couldn’t have completed it without your encouragement and support.

Second, and maybe most significant for longtime Baylyblog readers…

Some of you may remember Baylyblog began back on March 4, 2004 as a World Magazine blog titled “Out of Our Minds, Too.” World’s owner, Joel Belz, was a longtime family friend and I had worked with Joel and World’s editor and his wife, Marvin and Susan Olasky, in opposing gender neutered Bibles. So when Marvin called to suggest the blog, it seemed like a good fit and a good work.

The opportunity the internet presents us today is similar to the opportunity the printing press presented the Reformers five centuries ago. The Reformers used the printing press to do many things, but especially to pamphleteer, bypassing Rome and going directly to the people. The internet allowed us to bypass the stranglehold the Evangelical and Reformed establishment had on the church in North America. The legacy publishers gnashed their teeth at this threat to their longtime monopoly, and continue to do so, but the battle has been won and the prophetic ministry of local pastors in local churches is no longer dependent upon magazines and brick-and-mortar publishers seeing money in it for themselves.

Baylyblog’s title was originally “Out of Our Minds, Too.” Dad had written a monthly column called “Out of My Mind” which ran in Tenth Presbyterian’s "Eternity Magazine” for twenty-five years, so I asked my brother David to write with me and we stole the name from Dad. After a couple years we moved on from World. World's editorial voice was incompatible with historic Reformed orthodoxy, so we began to host the blog ourselves renaming it Baylyblog.

Now it’s time for another change.

For the last several years I’ve grown in my desire and commitment to write books. This is something our other Clearnote pastors and the elders of Clearnote Church, Bloomington had been pushing me to do for the past fifteen years, but until a year ago, it hadn’t happened.

Then we released the book on fatherhood, God’s and ours, on Father’s Day 2016, titling it Daddy Tried. I hope you’ve read it. If you haven’t, please do. Please get your sons and the fathers and sons of your church to read it. A number of sisters and mothers have read it and appreciated it also, although the book is written for men. If you’ve read it, please post a review on Amazon. We are very limited in getting the word out about the book since legacy publishers haven’t been willing to touch our work. As one CEO of a well-known Evangelical publisher said to me, “Tim, we are not interested in publishing you because you opposed our [gender neutered Bible translation]."

There is a cost to defending the faith against those inside the church with all the money and fame who own the publishing companies and don’t like criticism. But you can help us bear that cost by talking up and buying and reviewing Daddy Tried. Would you please help us get the word out about this book? I get no royalties from it. I signed them over to Warhorn Media. Thank you for your help on this.

Now we have another book ready, and we’re already planning the next book.

As my focus on writing books increases, maintaining this site on my own has grown more difficult, and even distracting. We’ve been arguing about what to do about the pressure of maintaining the blog for some time now, and you’ll recall our decision to remove comments several months ago. In part, that decision was to relieve the pressure I was under to moderate and respond to all the comments.

Also, Baylyblog is long overdue for a redesign. Or rather a total overhaul, and that would be expensive and time-consuming. We’ve fantasized about putting Baylyblog to death, but it doesn’t seem right to do so now.

Instead, we’ve decided to pull the trigger on another solution. Baylyblog is getting a name change and a new place to live.

Let me explain.

image1.PNGWarhorn Media is the new home, and the new title for the blog will be the old title, Out of Our Minds. Warhorn Media is also the home of our new podcast, The World We Made. We hope you will follow along over at Out of Our Minds for future episodes.

I’m excited about these changes. Out of Our Minds will work like a site within a site. I will continue writing on all the things I write about here, but I won’t have to worry about keeping the site floating. Warhorn will take care of that.

Warhorn has an established platform with people already performing all the various tasks that have also needed to be done on Baylyblog (technical maintenance, graphic design, social media engagement, etc.). Warhorn has already been the home of our books and podcasts, along with the Psalms project of My Soul Among Lions and many other works that are dear to my heart.

So it all makes sense. My work has long been part of Warhorn Media, although it’s likely you didn’t know it. I want to build the ministry of the younger men and women who have served me so faithfully all these years. Here at Clearnote Church our beloved Pastor Max Curell likes to remind us that form should follow function, and hence this change.

What can you expect from Out of Our Minds at Warhorn Media?

The same things you’ve come to expect from Baylyblog when it stood alone. I’ll still do most of the writing and editing of “Out of Our Mind’s” content, although we’re hoping a number of other men and women will also contribute content. This content will usually be aimed at church leaders, but also regular folks working to sort out God’s will for the church and world today. We’re hoping most of our faithful Baylyblog readers will find the changes mostly cosmetic in nature.

The past thirteen years of content hosted here will not disappear. Although we don't have a finalized plan, you can rest assured it will remain online. For now, it will remain right where it is. 

Please pray that this move will allow us to unify and strengthen our efforts, as we hope.

So come on over and join us at Out of Our Minds for the continuation of this work each of you dear readers have made such a joy for me over the last thirteen years. You're already familiar with my writing. Here's a taste of the audio content we will be releasing in the coming weeks. 

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Now then, this is the last post on Baylyblog. This blog (to paraphrase John Cleese) is no more, has ceased to be. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. This is an ex-blog.



Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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