Welcome to rochow.ca
the personal website of Will Rochow
Who is Will Rochow?
First and foremost, he is a Christian. He is also a Bible School and Seminary graduate who went on to fulfill what he believed was a call of God into the ministry as a Baptist pastor. After having served in three Alberta churches he felt what he believed was another call of God, but this time (perhaps ironically) out of the traditional institutional church and into non-institutional organic fellowship.
Will is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Other interests that occupy Will's time include linguistics, wine making, music, extensive reading and maintaining two blogs. In the warmer months, another favourite pass time of Will's is enjoying the outdoors on the deck with, as he sometimes jokes, his "favourite wife." It was on one such evening that the following picture of Will and Ginny was taken.
Will and his wife Ginny live in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. They have two adult children.
Why two blogs?
Since Will's Christian faith is a central part of who he is, he calls his main blog "Rethinking Faith and Church." It is a collection of his musings and wrestlings in the faith since leaving the traditional institutional church. A caveat that Will would want mentioned is that, though his posts sometimes seem a little confrontational, they are only so towards the religious and institutional systems, and not towards the people within those systems.
However, Will's rather eclectic personality include many other interests as well, such as what he often calls his "twisted sense of humour." Since these other interests do not lend themselves well to the overall theme of his main blog, he created a second blog that he calls "The Other Side of Will."
Is Will on social media?
Yes. Both of Will's blogs have their own Facebook pages by the same names, "Rethinking Faith and Church" and "The Other Side of Will." In addition, Will can be found on Google+ and Twitter.
What about other publications?
Recently Will became one of the contributors in the multi-authored book, "Finding Church," a Civitas Press publication (2012) edited by Jeremy Myers. It is a collection of "Stories of Leaving, Switching, and Reforming." What drew Will to this book project is that it is not simply just another subjective theology text, but is rather a collection of personal testimonies of 36 different people. Having said that, if you have ever questioned church, this book may be of interest to you.
Besides blogging, Will also has a dream to one day publish his own book, but for now he leaves that entirely in God's hands.