The blog was begun in 2012 by Jessica, and her original introduction to it can be found below. It has been through a number of stages since then, with people coming and going, but with a solid core of commentators and contributors. Latterly, as Jessica has moved on to other things (although she contributes as she feels the Spirit moves her), it has fallen to me, as her first contributor, to keep it going. I am a Catholic convert with interests in history and politics, as well as theology. I have a particular veneration for the Blessed John Henry Newman.
Welcome here, and I hope you will benefit from your time here.
AAW began as a vehicle for my own thoughts, but across time has gathered to itself a small community, and some of those have chosen to write posts. The breadth of contributors bears a witness to the nature of this place. If you would like to contribute, do get in touch with me through the comments box.
From July 2012 Chalcedon451 will be joining the Watchtower. He is a convert to The Catholic Church and will be writing on the early Church.
From January 2013 Geoffrey Sales will be joining the Watchtower. He is a Baptist in the Independent tradition, a retired schoolmaster, and a Yorkshireman.
Also from January 2013, Fr. Malcolm will be joining us. He is an ordained priest in the Church of England and ministers to the faithful in his beloved Cornwall.
Bosco, aka, Bozoboy, brings his unique American, born-again perspective from January 2013.
In February 2013 we are joined by Struans, who has been a follower from the earliest days of the Watchtower and someone from whose comments I have learned much. I am delighted to have him join us as an author.
Rob, an evangelical Christian missioner currently based in the Caribbean, joined us in June 2013.
quiavideruntoculi, a convert to Catholicism, and who takes a strongly traditional line, joined us in August 2013, and it is good to have him on board.
Carl D’Agostino also joined us in August 2013 and will be contributing some of his own cartoons.
Nicholas Barrett blogs at the heartcriesout here, and joined us as nbj4725 in September 2013.
My dearest friend, Neo, joined us in October, his wonderful blog, nebraskaenergyobserver can be found by clicking on the link. He is a Lineman, Electrician, Industrial Control technician, Staking Engineer, Inspector, Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Operations Officer, with a great interest in (and knowledge of) history and politics.
Servus Fidelis, whose own excellent blog ought to be read by anyone interested in Catholicism and knowing more about the Faith, has joined us in February 2014 with a meditation on the ‘hardest question’.
In October 2014, Jessica fell seriously ill and for a while her life was in the balance. Since her partial recovery, she has decided to devote her time to God and His service. So we, who have gathered here with her, continue now without her.
Orthodoxgirl99 joined us in April 2015. She is a ‘convert to E Orthodoxy.Lover of all things Catholic. Wirks in PR in Care sector. Keen on J Prayer/Holy Rosary/music/reading/wildlife.’ Good to have her with us.
Joining us in June 2015, is No Man’s land who is ‘Christianos. Mathematics and Philosophy Student. Student Research Assistant in Evolutionary Biology. Student Tutor in Mathematics and Logic.A born-Southern Baptist-turned-United Methodist-turning-Orthodox, with a period of self-professed atheism for about 2 years in the middle there’.