Christian blogging continues to gain momentum among the church's technically savvy, reaching Christians and mainstream audiences with Christian messages. Blogs are now kept by some of the church's most influential figures, including Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a notable Christian professor and columnist.
The Christian blogging movement has been so solid that the God Blog Convention was launched to bring participants of the Christian blogosphere together. GodBlogCon 2005 is the first ever religious blogging convention, and will be held at Biola University this week beginning tomorrow, Oct. 13, and ending on Oct. 15.
Christian blogs are unique from secular blogs because they have the purpose of letting people know about Christ. But within this umbrella of Christ-driven blogs, several distinct categories of Christian blogs have emerged. Seminars will be held at GodBlogCon to cover the various types of Christian blogs, including seminars for political blogging, pastoral blogging, cultural blogging, pro-life blogging, and theological blogging.
There will also be several notable figures featured at the convention, including nationally syndicated talk show host Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt is one of the motivational forces behind the God Blog Convetion, and will be moderating a panel discussion on the future of blogging in society with Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Mark Roberts, and Dr. Tod Bolsinger.
The convention is open to anyone interested in the Christian blogging world, and will provide opportunities for Christian bloggers to contemplate their role in the larger body of Christian blogs.
There is a $100 registration fee to attend the three-day GodBlogCon, which includes four meals. Discounted tickets are also available for $50 for youth under 16, and Saturday-only tickets are also available for $35.