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Outside Looking In – Blogging, the Church and Why…

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I had a fantastic, short, dialogue today with my friend CJ Casciotta who is on staff at ConversantLife.com (the blog that I write for). He asked me a couple questions and I responded and I’ll show you the dialogue in just a second. I’d love to hear from you though. What are the reasons that you blog? Do you blog or do you just read them? If you’re just a reader, what blogs do you find to be the most intriguing and why?

Here was a bit of the dialogue we had today:

CJ: what do u think about the whole blogosphere and why are ministry leaders taking the lead on it?

BW: i think it’s one of the fastest growing ways of communicating life and it’s twists and turns in the most viral way. i also think for church leaders it is another stream for people to know them at a whole new level and it creates an authentic interactive bridge into their lives. in the old hat of church world it was acceptable not to really ‘know’ your pastors, but, this next generation is almost demanding a deeper level of connection with their church leaders. they desperately want to know that we’re not plastic. they want to see our scars. they need to see that we wrestle with things and that we actually aren’t that different from normal human beings and the blog world is ONE innovative stream to that reality.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

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ConversantLife.com – I’m blogging for them!

EXPERT BLOGGING – How in the world did I get invited to do that!? Well, my friend Chris Kottre (ht – he told me that means ‘hat-tip’ in the blog world, so there you go chris) actually shared my blog with a guy named CJ over at conversantlife.com. We met last month and now I’m blogging, as an EXPERT blogger, for them. 

ConversantLife.com is a really cool concept. It’s kind of a myspace/facebook of the blog world with focused writers on various subject matter and it’s a lot of it is written through a faith lens. Very cool stuff and I highly recommend that you go get a username over there and check out what they have going on.

I’ll be blogging for them once a week and I’m really looking forward to it. I just submitted my first blog entry, ‘introductions’, last night. ConversantLife is a publishing company. They publish some guys you might have heard of and some guys I deeply respect and that I’ve actually had the chance to work alongside. Guys like Mike Erre, Teaching Pastor at Rock Harbor in Newport Beach, Ca, and Richard Dahlstrom, a prolific leader, author and pastor from the Seattle area.

Anyways, this a bit of the new journey that i find myself on and it is really fun! Be sure to go give ConversantLife.com a look (you can use your facebook login if you have one) and leave me a comment over there just for giggles! Happy clicking!