17 September 2008

Synchroblogs -- maturity and post-charismatic

The synchroblog phenomenon seems to be taking off.

It was started as a once-off thing by Phil Wyman and John Smulo in December 2006, when they proposed that a group of Christian bloggers, mostly with an interest in the "emerging church" movement, all blog on the same general topic on the same day, to compare and contrast different views. The topic of the first one was Syncretism.

Some people liked it, and agreed to continue to do a synchroblog once a month. This month's topic, published today, is "maturity" -- what it means to be adult. You can find my contribution at Adult content, with links to the other contributions -- there are nearly 20 contributions this month.

There is a mailing list for the regular participants in the synchroblog, where they discuss future topics, when they will post etc.

The idea seems to be catching on now.

There is at least one other Christian synchroblog, and next month they will be having a post-charismatic synchroblog. As Jonathan Stegall puts it

Should you be unaware of what a post-charismatic is, give the above blogs, as well as Mike Morrell’s, parts of this blog, and several others, a perusal. In any case, I had actually been planning to give an account of my first encounter with the Spirit. In the near future, I believe I will be telling my story, in a very broad way, for the people of Revolution.
If you're interested in that one, you can find more at robbymac: Getting Here From There (Synchro-blog Invitation)

There has also been a Pagan/Mythology Synchroblog, and several more. There's even a controversy about synchroblogs. To see just how popular it is becoming, check on Technorati for . You might be surprised.


Yvonne said...

The Pagan/Mythology Synchrblog has been going for a while now.

I like the idea of an interfaith synchroblog.

Steve Hayes said...


Well I'm glad you don't think the idea of an interfaith synchroblog is a personal insult! I'll also be making a proposal for a forum to link with it.


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