A little over a week ago, I told you about my new project, OnePeterFive.
This morning, I launched the new site. I’d say it was a rousing success.
To the best of my knowledge, we weren’t covered by a single Catholic media outlet, traditional or otherwise. Our single biggest referrer was Facebook, where our fan page has reached 355 “likes” in just two weeks. Propagated entirely by word of mouth over social media, OnePeterFive has already had 3,442 pageviews today. Not too shabby for something that has been merely passed along from person to person.
And I’m proud of what we’ve done. With essays from science fiction novelist John C. Wright, author and priest Fr. Thomas Kocik, senior correspondent for TheWeek.com Michael Brendan Dougherty, Professors of theology (at Wyoming Catholic and Franciscan University, respectively) Dr. Peter Kwansiewski and Dr. Michael Sirilla, and Islamic scholar Andrew Bieszad, we had an absolutely stunning lineup of commentary at launch.
And we’re just getting started.
We’re building this thing, as Fr. Z would say, “brick by brick”. And the bricks are big, and bold, and beautiful. We’re not whining or complaining. We’re teaching, exhorting, and encouraging each other.
With the exception of marrying my beautiful wife and welcoming my children into the world, I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud — or felt more blessed — by anything I’ve done.
I hope you’ll join us on the site. Share it with your friends. By God’s grace and your support, we’re going to knock this one out of the park.
Enough of the crumbling faith. Let’s build something for God and for His children. Let’s do it together.
Steve Skojec is a storyteller, writer, blogger, photographer, designer, and sci-fi fan. He is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. He lives in Arizona with his wife Jamie and six of their seven children.