I am very excited about this opportunity, mainly because I will be working with a stellar group of panelists and I am looking forward to an interesting exchange, dialogue and Q and A time with three men.
Who are these three men? There is way more about them than I can possibly put down, but here is a brief synopsis.
Ryan Bolger who is a professor at
Fuller Theological Seminary and who just recently co-wrote Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures will be one of the panelists. I guess it’s no surprise that he will be representing, or at least reflecting blogging and the Church from a more emerging viewpoint.
Then there is Joe Carter of Evangelical Outpost who many of you know as quite the prolific blogger that he is, and who is also the Director of Communications for The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. I guess if I had to label Joe….well, he would be representing the viewpoint of bloggers and the Church from a more evangelical viewpoint, though to say the others aren’t evangelical would be a fallacy.
Then there is James M. Kushiner, who is the executive editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and executive director of The Fellowship of St. James. James is Eastern Orthodox and you can read more about him at Touchstone Magazine.
Though those descriptions are not a fair assessment when it concerns the breadth of work these guys do, you can at least see why these three men were picked to be panelists discussing “The Religious Divide” and its implications for blogging.
Blogging has not only been one of the best tools in unifying Christians, but it has also become one of the most effective tools in dividing as well. So I look forward to dialoguing and hearing from these three men and how we as Christians might do a better job of blogging across our divisions and disagreements.