Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Modern Day Drifters
















I would like to recommend this site-- Modern Day Drifters. The young man on the right is a friend and co-worker. The guy on the left is a former student of mine. Each are about 22-years old. They decided to hitch-hike across America this summer. Dillon and Paul are both committed evangelical Christians, and plan to use this as an opportunity to minister to those they come in contact with along the way.


As long-time readers of this blog well know, I have been, you might say, a bit critical of American evangelicalism. That has not changed. But these are good guys. And as Dillon has told me, he refuses to be spoon-fed what many of the evangelical churches are dishing out. No doubt about it, this will be a learning experience for both of them--probably in ways they cannot yet imagine. And I admire the hell out of them. There's an old expression--"Youth is wasted on the young." Well, not on these guys.


Today (Day 1), Paul and Dillon hitch-hiked from Lubbock to Amarillo, with plans to get out of Texas as soon as possible. Check out their progress, and drop them a line along the way. Be sure and tell them I sent you (they know me not by John, but by my work name--TC) And if you see these boys on the highway, stop and give them a lift. You'll be glad you did.

8 comments:

Kirk said...

Cool! I will be following Paul and Dillon on their journey. Having grown up in the great Hub City, I would like to ask these guys the same question I asked my parents from time to time during my youth: Why Lubbock?? I was disappointed that they didn't have any pictures of the high plains, and I can only hope that they will update their blog with more pics. The cotton should be sprouting up through the brown earth about this time of year.

Kontiki said...

hi John :)
i wish i could do same journey across the world :) but without play any religious role, without any religious talking .

John said...

Kirk, the question you pose is one that lots of people have asked for many years now. :) No really, as I understand it, they caught a ride with Dillon's grandparents from DFW to Lubbock, and then hit the road from there.

Steve Hayes said...

I will follow them with interest. They seem to have caught a similar vision to one I caught 50 years ago (Tales from Dystopia VI: 1960 was a very bad year | Khanya), but somehow never managed to fulfil. I'm glad that today others have similar vision.

Kirk said...

John, it has been said that people don't move to Lubbock, they just get stuck there. There was a film made about Lubbock that I think you would find fascinating. It's called Lubbock Lights. Watch the trailer here--

http://www.lubbock-lights.com/

Moo! said...

Wow, I thought people stopped doing that in the 70's. May God grant them good rides.

Mimi said...

I will keep an eye out, thanks!

Milton T. Burton said...

As a longtime contributor to two Lubbock political blogs I can promise you that it is probably the only town in America where the John Birch Society is considered moderately leftist. Here is a good example of the imbecility that infects those people:

http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/may/2010-05-26/cowardice-will-take-us-war