Tuesday, November 29, 2005

On Being Blogged

The past couple of weeks have been a strange introduction to news making in the age of the blog. As noted a few days ago, the church I serve has been in the news quite a bit of late, beginning with an article on the front page of the Metro section of the Washington Post.
We've learned that one story in the Post will be followed by dozens of others in papers, TV and radio. Somewhere along the line, a news producer told me to check the blogs, where apparently the action of my church's session has struck a chord with many. For some, it is a beautiful message of grace, for others it's "unbiblical" or worse.
For me, it's just been interesting. The range of reaction is fascinating, as the links below will show. The first few are additional news reporting from several sources, the next nine or ten are blogs. There's plenty more like them out there -- including something I ran across in Polish! Who would have thought that a small, mainline congregation in a red state would articulate a policy that caused such outsized reactions? But, then again, isn't "good news from unexpected places" one of the great themes of incarnational theology?
Anyway, here are a few links:
Washington Blade
Arlington Connection
Presbyterian Layman
Here are the blogs -- sorry about mucking up their names:
Monday Morning
Liberal Rage
Get Religion
So, what do you make of all this? Much ado about ... something ... nothing ... a third thing?


Hellmut said...

That's what's so fascinating about the response. The power of an idea is spreading like a wildfire.

On the downside, it'll be harder to keep the flame alive.

Wyclif said...

Thanks for the link.

The name of my blog is Wyclif.net.