I’m very excited to be a part of something new that we’ll be doing at this year’s Tulsa Workshop. If you don’t know what the Tulsa Workshop is, click here for info. I recommend playing the video on the homepage, as it is quite informative.
At any rate, there is little doubt that blogging has changed the way that people communicate online. Christians in particular have found that blogging seems to expand the boundaries of God’s Kingdom to include people that we’ve never met nor heard of. I am regularly inspired by men and women who post spiritual thoughts and insights from their homes and offices in California, Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and even New Jersey. I keep up to date on missionaries in Switzerland, Japan, and Brazil. I read from authors in Scotland and Australia as though I could expect to have coffee with them in person rather than just while I read their entries.
The pervasive effect that blogging has at building a community across geographic boundaries is one of the many reasons I am so excited to be taking part in the first Christian Bloggers Luncheon and Awards at the Tulsa Workshop this year. For just a few days, and at one meal in particular, I’ll have the chance to meet face to face with people from around the world and thank them for the work they have done in our lives through their online witness. TheoBloggers, one of our BranchWeaver products, will be sponsoring this luncheon on Saturday, March 28th at the Memorial Drive Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We hope to meet as many of you bloggers and readers as we can during this event, whether you’re actually TheoBloggers clients or not. For more details on the luncheon, or to register, visit http://register.theobloggers.org.
As with blogging, these awards are a community event. We need readers and bloggers alike to nominate their favorite blogs so that we know who you are reading and who is inspiring you. Please visit http://nominate.theobloggers.org to nominate bloggers in 8 different categories of awards. We really need your help in identifying who you think are really some of the best out there. If you blog, facebook, or tweet, please repost this link so we can get as many people involved as possible.
If you have any questions about this event, visit the sites for registration or nominations for more answers. If you can’t find what you are looking for, use the contact page on this site to shoot me a question.
We’re really excited about this event and look forward to sharing it with as many people as possible.