GodBlogCon is a blogging convention hosted by Biola University, Oct 13-15. AJ at SmartChristian wants people to start sign up now. It looks like a conservative grouping of “Faith Bloggers” but you should recognize some of the speakers.
Hugh Hewitt will be there as a key-note speaker. The guy has a HUGE MEGA -HIT site that I just discovered 2 months ago – not being a big Pro-Bush Blogging fan, I don’t really know the skinny on American republican blog sites.
And their rating system seems to bypass many of our blogs so it seems like his blogosphere is a very different blogosphere from ours. I bought Hugh’s book “Blog” last month. I was a little disappointed in the book. It lacks a philosophy of restraint and a spirituality of blogging but it does have some good thoughts on the history of printing and the impact of self-publishing. It would be worthwhile making contact with him and other right-wing Christian blogging folk. I wont be making the trip, but if i was around, i would try and get there.
I’m slated to be at GodBlogCon, and will facilitate some discussion and dialogue about the emerging church. I’ll share what lil’ I know about it; sure would appreciate some help from others! Those of you TSK readers who are local to Southern Cal, please come by and offer your presence and voices!
Wow, GodBlogCon. Sounds interesting. Hugh Hewitt–Ugh. I read Tim Bendar’s We Know More Than Our Pastors and Hewitt’s Blog book in the same week…one is free, generous, and permeated with the Spirit of Christ, and the other costs over 20 bucks, is laced with bellicose triumphalism…I’ll leave you to decide which is which. : )
It lacks a philosophy of restraint and a spirituality of blogging but it does have some good thoughts on the history of printing and the impact of self-publishing
Actually, much of Hewitt’s chapter on the history of printing and self-publishing is eerily reminiscent of mass communication research that’s been around for at least 30 years (Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, among others). You wouldn’t know that from the book because Hewitt has no citations. That alone makes the book less than worthwhile to me.