Introducing: the Jesus Manifesto Forums

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : November 15, 2007

A few weeks ago, this blog shifted from one man’s blog to a collaborative blog.  I had hoped that adding more voices would deepen the purpose of this blog: to offer a prophetic voice for those sojourning in the American Empire.  I’m happy to say that I’m pleased.  Jesus Manifesto is more communal…the discussion has been richer and I find that I am more motivated to write, knowing that there are a group of us exploring these issues seriously.

Now I want to up the ante.  I recently, while no one was looking, added a forums area to this site.  I’m inviting those of you who aren’t part of the writing team to share your ideas and questions on the forums page.  Blogging tends to be one way….even with multiple authors, it is still one way.  The readers can only respond to what is offered.  But with a forum, you can write whatever you want…ask your question, share your concerns, tell your story. 

Here’s how it works. You have to register to use the forums.  There are currently five forums to choose from:

  1. upcoming events: Share any noteworthy upcoming events.
  2. ministry discussion: Ministry questions? Ministry ideas? Share them here.
  3. theological discussion: This is the place to engage in theological dialog.
  4. the economics of Jesus: Share your questions or ideas about living faithfully with your resources.
  5. cultural issues: An open discussion of cultural issues–pop culture, postmodernism, you name it.

Once you’ve registered, you can add topics to any of these forums, but you can’t create new forums.  If you have an idea for a forum, contact me

My hope is that it will foster greater dialogue.  Then again, it is possible that no one will use it.  Let’s see what happens.  Consider yourself invited.

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