My name is John Botscharow. I am now 68 years old (at the time of writing this), legally blind, half-deaf, have a bad heart, bad kidneys, bad liver and am more than half crazy, haha. So why am I blogging?
First and foremost, because this blog is the pursuit of knowledge for me. It is the pursuit of knowledge that gives me the reasons and the will to live. Without my blogs, especially this one, you might as well put me in a pine box and bury me six feet under. Yes, my family is another powerful reason for me to hang on in spite of all of my health issues. My wife and three children (24, 20 and 19) were the reasons I survived a pulmonary edema, heart attack and kidney four years ago.
So why am I depressing you all with this crap? Because I want you to know just how much a labor of love this blog is. It really doesn’t matter to me whether anyone reads it or not, although I would prefer a lot of readers, haha. Still, I would do this if if no one read it. I do this because I have to.
As far as my credentials are concerned, I have a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Linguistics, an M.A. from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, and several years of course work toward a doctorate in Theology from the same institution. I also completed the coursework for a Master’s in Anthropology at the University of Chicago.
This particular blog is about the fourth or fifth incarnation of my thoughts on the history of early Christian Theology. I have been working on these articles for quite some time. Some of these articles go as far back as 5 years or even longer. If I can ever get enough mechanical help for my eye sight (something I am working on right now), I would love to really go into depth on the topics here. That, however, requires a great deal more research than I can do right now. Hopefully, I will find something that will allow me to do the research I really want to do. In the meantime, enjoy the blog! I look forward to your comments. Thank you.