Back in the day when blogs were an unknown quantity, the Rev. Paul McCain invented something called Cyberbrethren. It began as an emailed sort of electronic newsletter of his thoughts. It evolved into a mighty blog that passionately promoted Confessional Lutheranism, the offerings of Concordia Publishing House (the chief publishing arm of Confessional Lutheranism), and a perspective on events in the news (slanted, as you might expect, to the right). Paul has retired his blog and gone on to other pursuits but Lutheranism cannot forget his good efforts and the way he brought the internet to bear for the cause of Lutheranism. Whether you loved him or loved to hate him or somewhere in between, Paul's blog was a must read for many years.
I have known Paul for many years and I thought it might be time to say a public thank you to him. I know I would not have this blog were it not for Paul's example. He is not retired. He remains a powerful force within Concordia Publishing House (the premier Lutheran publishing house in the world today) and will probably be on the forefront of something else down the road. So, Paul, here's to you. Thank you!!