I have just been reading about this interesting conference Theology After Google: Leveraging New Technologies and Networks for Transformative Ministry which unfortunately I will not be able to attend. As I watched this video by Adam Walker Cleavland and read this article by Philip Clayton I realized that Theology after Google is something I am already doing. It looks as though I could now be classified as a theoblogger.
Blogging, YouTube, Twitter, and social network sites like facebook and ning are all shaping our theology – not just because of the way we use them to communicate but because they provide a platform for interaction and provocative discussion that further shapes our thinking and therefore our theology.
The way I have started hosting guest speakers on my blog who discuss issues that shape our theology and our spirituality is part of what Theology after Google is all about. Which brings me to the real point of this post.
Lent is almost here and I am planning another blog series which I invite you to participate in. The theme is Walking to the the Cross: How Should we Follow? This is slightly different from my first invitation but my thoughts and ideas for entering into Lent this year have already been shaped by the earthquake in Haiti and my desire to respond. As a result the Mustard Seed team is planning to restrict our food budget for a week during Lent to $2/ person per day – both as a sense of identification with the people of Haiti and also to free up money to donate to the ongoing efforts in Haiti.
So this is really a double invitation. If you would like to submit a blog post on the Theme Walking to the Cross: How Should We Follow? please leave a comment or email me. If you would like to join in the $2 challenge check out the details here, please download the Lenten guide and let us know how you intend to participate