I was saddened by this news. Tim had a great blog, and always focused on Jesus’ message of love and hope instead of the legalistic, harsh, hellfire and brimstone rhetoric so many other Christian speakers and writers focus on today.
Tim’s blog gave me comfort in times of stress, and explained difficult religious concepts in a very down to earth and easy to understand way.
Rest in Peace, Tim.
Tim’s blog is still up so if you’ve never seen it before, his short and well written articles are definitely worth a look.
Tim Chastain, 1951-2019
After a lifetime of scholarly and deeply personal exploration of his Christian faith, Tim Chastain started the Jesus Without Baggage blog in 2013 and posted articles regularly until his passing in June 2019.
The blog was a very important part of his life, and he greatly prized his interaction with commenters. For this reason, Tim’s family is preserving the blog’s online presence, including the comment threads. However, since the family will be unable to monitor the blog, the comment function on all previous posts is now disabled.
Tim’s expert interpretation of Christianity and the Bible was complex, insightful and unique to him. Tim’s family hopes that you will be able to benefit from continued access to the articles on his blog and his responses to commenters.