Friday, September 18, 2009

Awards for Methodist Bloggers?

Exciting news. The Original Christian Web and New Media Awards meet this evening. In line for awards are blogs run by some key Methodists. In the 'Best Small Church' category we find Wellspring Methodist Church. Their website features a calender, blog and podcasts in a well designed and accessable site. In the 'best blog' category we find the current chair of lincoln and grimsby. Rev Dr David Perry runs 'Daves District Blog' and we readers are in for a treat. Using well taken photography and his love for his locality, we find a range of worship resources and personal reflections that give you an idea of all that goes on in his world. Finally in the category of 'Best Leadership Blog' we find our very our President and Vice-President. In their co-authored blog we get an idea of their diary, their photography skills and their personalities. Since its inception with Martyn Atkins and Ruby Beech this has become a firm staple of the Methodist year. As a blog whose authorship alters each year it doesn't have a definitive style. However the cycle of visits mean different people, places and buildings are stressed in this online eye into the world o f Methodist leadership! Outside of the Methodist world it is good to see 'Church Mouse Publishing' in the running for best newcomer.Church Mouse Publishing has always presented a very sharp view of the goings on in the Anglican world. Unlike some critical blogs, it manages to mix criticism with praise - and always a faint hint of disbelief at events - in a very readable and accesable way. This is a very exciting evening for Methodism so lets hope for some silverware...well proberbly it'd be glassware....or at least a wee banner for their blogs or websites! Best of luck to all entrants. Take Care Y'All John