synchroblog is a collection of similar articles or posts made by a group of bloggers whohave agreed to blogon the same topic on the same day
After taking a bit of a break. Okay, it was a long break. And after the most excellent leadership of Phil Wyman (The Why Man) for several years, we (Kathy, Liz & Sonja) are attempting to breathe new life into this form of blogging again. We would love to hear your voice and invite you to participate in the upcoming synchroblogs:
CHRISTIANS AND THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE – 9/8/2010 (second Wednesday of the month) As Congress debates how to handle illegal immigrants already within U.S. borders and how to more effectively handle hopeful immigrants in the future, Christians will need to consider what it means to love these new neighbors in our midst.
Please email your name, name of blog, title of post and link to: Sonja Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business CST on 9/7/2010 if you would like to be included in this synchroblog.
LEGALIZING SAME SEX MARRIAGE – 10/13/2010 (second Wednesday of the month) For more than a decade, the issue of same-sex marriage has been a hot button issue; resulting in legislation, lawsuits and ballot initiatives attempting to either legalize or ban the practice. Division among religious groups have also resulted over the decision to recognize same-sex marriage or condemn it. Let your voice be heard regarding this history making issue.
Please email your name, name of blog, title of post and link to: Liz Dyer at email@example.com by the close of business CST on 10/12/10 if you would like to be included in this synchroblog.
SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MARGINALIZED – 11/10/2010 (second Wednesday of the month) Marginalization results in an individual’s exclusion from meaningful participation in society and it’s source is many. Economic circumstances, illness, disability, geographical location, gender, sexuality, race, religion are all dominant sources of individuals being marginalized. Sometimes it’s easy to see holidays or certain systems from a position of power or privilege. As God’s people, what does it mean to see the world through the eyes of the marginalized? What is it like to be one of the marginalized? How can we be part of bridging some of these gaps? Use your voice to make a difference on this sensitive issue.
Please email your name, name of blog, title of post and link to: Kathy Escobar at firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business CST on 11/09/10 if you would like to be included in this synchroblog.
ADVENT – THE JOURNEY – 12/8/2010 (second Wednesday of the month) Advent is the dawn of a journey that leads us not only to Bethlehem but potentially to a new understanding of our relationship to God and his beloved creation. Share your thoughts about the journey of advent during this inspirational season.
Please email your name, name of blog, title of post and link to: Sonja Andrews at email@example.com by close of business CST on 12/7/2010 if you would like to be included in this synchroblog.
PLEASE SEND YOUR IDEAS FOR FUTURE SYNCHROBLOGS (THAT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO HOST) TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE INVITE OTHER BLOGGERS YOU KNOW TO JOIN OUR SYNCHROBLOG. THE MORE THE MERRIER! THE MORE DIVERSE THE BETTER!
PS This week (Aug 9 – 13) has been the “Big Tent Synchroblog” There was a great turnout (more than 50 posts) . Feel free to join in. Go here for a list of contributors.
PSS Brian McLaren called for a synchroblog the week of August 23 as BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK. He suggested we blog on Christian education/spiritual formation for kids and youth that week? Go here to see his announcement.