New York Times pontificates on religious bloggers on their radar, in: Faithful Track Questions, Answers and Minutiae on Blogs. Did you pick up the dismissive tone:
“But whether conservative or liberal, most religion-based blogs seem to be created by people on the extremes of the religious spectrum.”
And, for political correctness, links to an interfaith selection of A-list faith-based bloggers: feministmormonhousewives.blogspot.com (hope she doesn’t get excommunicated for blogging, or censured, the way a number have been fired for blogging), relapsedcatholic.com, blogs4god.com, lovethyummah.com, aidelmaidel.blogspot.com, reallivepreacher.com, evangelicaloutpost.com.
If they weren’t A-listers before, they are now. Can’t get much more exposure than NYTimes.com. Even mentions GodBlogCon. Notably absent – yours truly. 🙂
[update 3/6/05] WaPo also chose this weekend to put faith in the spotlight, even on its Metro front page (Sunday’s print edition), The Business of Filling Pews: Congregations Employ Marketing Consultants to Step Up Appeal and on its Style front page, Right With God: Evangelical Conservatives Find a Spiritual Home on the Hill. I’ve not yet checked LATimes to see if this other newspaper juggernaut is doing likewise.
I’m calling our blogger gathering at the “Internet Evangelism for the 21st Century” conference “GodBlogCon 1/2” 😉