Friday, July 29, 2005

Blogsphere and et. al.

The Presbyterian Outlook has a story on Rev. Mark D. Roberts and the blogsphere. See it here:
http://www.pres-outlook.com/HTML/rnsgreen20050725.html

I suppose we should keep quiet on our coterie of revgalblogpals.

It's Friday morning and there aren't any Cat Blogging pictures to show. Andy is sequestered inside to keep him from finishing off the bird he attacked and placed in the courtyard. Dibley and Assumpta are beating the tar out of one another "just because." I mentioned to the kittens that they should "save some beating each other up for later." This confused them and they stopped. Never underestimate the value of irony a la Friedman/Congregational Systems on cats.

11 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

"I guess we should keep quiet . . ." On the contrary: we need to demonstrate an very alternative sort of Christian blog . . .

St. Casserole said...

Publicity may not be what we want. Say more, please.

Purechristianithink said...

Oh I don't know that we want to court publicity necessarily, but why keep quiet like we were doing something not-quite-nice? While there is certainly a place for Christian blogs that exist primarily as a voice for particular agendas, (left, right, center) then surely it's a good thing to be open about being a blogging community that's mostly about mutual support and sharing ideas across a number of what are normally perceived as barriers.

PPB said...

oh, but I like being able to say whatever I want. No dooce for me, thanks.

mibi52 said...

I think that this conversation goes to what WE want to get out of our little blog-world. A safe place to speak our mind? Conversation - occasionally snarky - with kindred spirits? Theological dialogue?

I'd vote for a little of all of the above, but this isn't the place where I think I'd evangelize a particular point of view. On the other hand, the power of community is a great thing to celebrate.

Just my $.02

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Alternative blogging? Like cows instead of cats?

Songbird said...

I guess my hope for the web ring, which admittedly was hastily thought out a bit after the fact, was that anyone might feel welcome to join it. In other words, that it wouldn't be limited by denomination or ordination or predestination or apostolic succession! We've seen that across all sorts of lines we are able to see each other's walks with God as faithful ones, even and perhaps especially if they differ from our own. In this conflicted world, in which differences of vocabulary for God are used as justification for wars and schisms, we are modeling something desperately needed and absolutely faithful to the Good News of Jesus Christ. I don't know how appealing that will be to the wider blogging world, but I hope it is appealing, moving, startling and inspiring to each of us. and I know that our having this experience of community will somehow be shared with all whose lives we touch, whether or not they ever know us as bloggers.

St. Casserole said...

Oh Songbird! How lovely and full of hope for us all!
I want to be a part of the 'ring, too and will when I figure how how to do it.

Songbird said...

St. C, would it help if we posted step-by-step instructions on the Ring's homepage? And what has happened to your Geek Squad?

mibi52 said...

Songbird, I joined the ring, but don't know how I incorporate the ring code onto my blog, so any info on that would be greatly appreciated.

I only know enough 'puter stuff to be dangerous to myself and others...

Songbird said...

Okay, mibi. I'll post some instructions for blogger folk.