"The Last Prayer of Jesus Christ" by Adel Al-AbbasiI can hardly believe it myself, but it's true, the inaugural post for Curious Christian was launched on April 30, 2005. Of course, it wan't called Curious Christian back then, it went through a number of name changes before I settled on the current name. And in many … Continue reading Can you believe Curious Christian is Ten Years Old!
I received a nice pick-me-up this afternoon. After seeing some unusual traffic coming through on Glocal Christianity I found out I've again ranked well on Church Relevance's Top 200 Ministry Blogs list, coming in at 112. I'd fully expected to have dropped off the list by now given the dominance of multi-author and big name blogs (and Google shinanigans … Continue reading Top 200 Ministry Blogs
This blog is seven years old today. Can you believe it? I kicked off my first blog on October 8, 2004 and started this blog on April 30, 2005. How the religious and digital landscape has changed! I wonder where I'll be in another seven years.
This week I've been checking out various blog ranking sites to see who's new in the zoo this year. In particular I've been looking for new theology blogs, hoping for some stimulating reading and conversations. You may notice I've updated my blogrole a bit. In the process I was encouraged to find Glocal Christianity is … Continue reading Checking out popular Christian blogs
If it seems like I'm spending less time here it's because (1) I am busy and (2) I am consciously trying to spend more time engaging with bloggers beyond my "social network" bubble. You see, I can't help reflecting on the itinerate lifestyle of Jesus. Consider how Mark records it: Very early in the morning, … Continue reading Beyond the Bubble
What are blogs still good for? It's a question I ask myself as the web evolves. Navneet Alang suggests that, while Facebook has taken over comment sharing and Twitter has overtaken link listing, blogs are still perfectly suited for specialist communities and longer thought-provoking writing. It's about quality not quantity. Mark Schaefer points out that about 70 … Continue reading What are blogs still good for?
Kent Shafer has re-released his Top 200 church blogs as of March 26, 2011, and it seems Glocal Christianity is ranking 93rd according to his weightings. Looks like I'm in good company too with Johhny Baker and Christine Sine also hovering in the 90s. Thanks to all of you who actually take the time to … Continue reading Top 200 Church Blogs
You may or may not have noticed, but I am currently in the process of reorganizing the topic categories on Glocal Christianity. Some time ago I changed my blog description to "Glocal Christianity - following Jesus in a multireligious, multicultural, multimedia world" as I felt this better reflected my writing interests for people browsing this … Continue reading Blog reorganization
As a blogger who blogs on ethics from time to time, it has occured to me, hey, maybe I do some blogging on the ethics of blogging. Then I thought, hey, I can't recall many Christians saying much on the ethics of blogging, or tweeting or facebooking. I wonder why that is? Maybe I should look … Continue reading The ethics of blogging and tweeting
I am thinking of changing the name of this blog. But before I make a decision like that I would appreciate some feedback from you. Yes you. Even if you who don't normally comment. Why? Because it is helpful to know what the names say to you. Thinking wise. Feeling wise. To see if I … Continue reading Blog name change?
Who said blogging is dead? I was reviewing my subscriber stats today and in less than twelve months they've doubled with no sign of tapering off. My other traffic metrics paint a similar picture. Facebook and Twitter are fine for swapping trivia and links but for more serious writing (and information gathering) I find no substitute to the … Continue reading Still Blogging Strong
Who is interested in joining an Australia Day Synchroblog? A number of us got together in 2008 to blog about Christianity in Australia and you'll find my contribution and links to other contributors here. I thought it was a worthwhile exercise so I am again asking for expressions of interest here and via other media. … Continue reading Australia Day Synchroblog