That and other pressing questions drew dozens of Christians to a Southern California university this weekend for what was billed as the first-ever national conference for "God bloggers," a growing community of online writers who exchange information and analyze current events from a Christian perspective.
The three-day conference at Biola University marked an important organizational benchmark for Christian bloggers, who have worked behind the scenes for several years to spread the Gospel and infuse politics with religion. It was the first time many of the 135 bloggers met face-to-face, and organizers took the opportunity to address sometimes controversial questions surrounding the future of the Christian blogosphere....
I was there at GodBlogCon and wrote a posted an article about my experience on my blog, Jordan's View. Go to http://jordansview.blogspot.com/2005/10/reflections-on-godblogcon-2005.html
Although named "GodBlogCon", the conference was aimed at Christians. There are many different types of Christian blogs out there, including those that write primarily about politics, or about an issue such as abortion. Some feature reformed theology, while others talk about the Emerging Church movement.
On my blog, I write about American culture (including media, music and the arts) from an evangelical perspective. I like reformed thinkers a lot, but also am not averse to learning from charismatic theology.
I think blogs can be a great way to dialogue with other Christians or with non-believers. I also believe that Christians should be at the forefront of the blogging movement, and use this interesting medium to influence people towards Christ.