Thursday, January 19, 2006
Announcing the second annual UU blog awards.
They're back! John Cooley, the mastermind behind the UUpdates RSS aggregator, has set up a handy site for nominations and voting in the second annual Unitarian Universalist blog awards. What a year it was! Think of the blogs that joined us in 2005 — Socinian, Peacebang, Lo-Fi Tribe, and Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self are among my favorite newcomers — and the conversations so many readers have joined (and lurkers have enjoyed from the sidelines). Spend some time between now and January 27 browsing the archives of your favorite UU blogs and nominating your favorite posts and writers.
If you're tempted to nominate yours truly, here's a run-down of my favorite entries for 2005:
- Should you bring imagination to your religion?: In which I comment on UU unbelief and the "language of reverence" debate. (2.23.05)
- Why liberal Christians should read The New Republic, Part 1: I never got around to writing part 2, so this post should really be called "The organic infrastructure of liberal churches." (2.24.05)
- What's next for UU blogs?: My challenge to readers tempted to start blogging. (3.10.05)
- A denomination embraces blogs: My report on the United Church of Christ's online marketing initiative. (3.12.05)
- 'If UU Christians are so oppressed...': Why did UU Christians take to blogging so early? (3.19.05)
- How's the Unitarian Jihad doing?: A creative burst of comments on riding a 'net fad's wave. (4.12.05)
- Every flag will bend and every tongue confess: How much lowered-flag time will the leader of your religion get? A pope's funeral post. (4.16.05)
- Just Us Sunday: The rest of you get the hell out: My critique of Senator Frist's involvement with the Christian nationalist "Justice Sunday." (4.22.05)
- This just in: Cardinal Law was too liberal: On the vile anti-liberalism of Rick Santorum. (7.14.05)
- 'Moral values' decisive in Bush's victory after all: Now you know. (8.10.05)
- Purifying the church, one 'liberal' priest at a time. The Boston Archdiocese's brazen purge of liberal priests. (10.2.05)
- How Jesus approached the imperfect. A reflection on Taize. (11.8.05)
- 'The echo of a tune we have not heard.' Thinking with C.S. Lewis. (12.6.05)
- A religion still seeking definition. All I did was pose a question; 73 comments followed. (12.22.05)
And thanks to each of you for reading this site, sending tips and feedback, responding with your comments, and spreading the word. I'm very grateful.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 19 January 2006 at 8:37 PM