Welcome to PomoPastor! My name is Marcos Torres. I am a Jesus-follower, a husband, a father, a Jersey-boy and a pastor. I have been a Christian all my life but it was't until I was 17 that I met Jesus. Jesus is everything to me and I am convinced that being a Jesus-follower was never meant to be anything more than a passionate and intimate relationship with God. While many have complicated following Jesus with all kinds of traditions and rules, knowing him has nothing to do with any of that. Knowing Jesus has everything to do with being in love with God and knowing him, not just knowing about him.

PomoPastor is a blog about the challenge of communicating the story of Jesus to a post-modern (po-mo), relativistic world. The Jesus story has never been popular. It has been opposed throughout every generation and the rise of po-moism is simply a continuation of the same old, same old. This is because Jesus demands an answer. He is more than an intriguing cultural icon, more than a fascinating story, more than a worldview, and more than another religious guru among the myriads. Jesus is truth, and although the culture mocks the declaration, those who know it cannot help but predicate it. Jesus is real. He can be experienced. He can be known. This blog is about sharing the story of Jesus and inviting others into a relationship with him. This blog is also about telling my story as I pour my heart and soul into sharing Jesus with the po-mo culture I love so much.

But there is no way I could host a blog about post-modern evangelism and the centrality of Jesus without interacting with the faith-story that I personally embrace - Adventism. As a Seventh-day Adventist pastor I have the opportunity to pour into and wrestle with this young and fresh perspective on Jesus and I believe that the narrative it offers to the world is both compelling and beautiful. So in summary, this blog is about the intersection of post-modern evangelism, the narrative of Adventism and the centrality of Jesus. Something tells me that there is a pretty neat experience to be had at the place where those three journeys collide. And that's what PomoPastor is all about.

Feel free to explore this blog, share it's contents,* and even write to me through comments or email. I love to talk about Jesus and am always open to a friendly discussion, but there is one rule: no arguing. I believe that arguing about religion is dumb and the words of Paul to Timothy are my motto:
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome... - 2 Timothy 2:23-26