Top wins award, launches in new direction

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : December 9, 2007 has won the 2007 Millennia Foundation’s Award for Personal Participatory Media. This year’s other winners include: today at the mission, the kindlings muse, a living alternative, naked pastor, next wave.

The timing couldn’t be better. As we receive this award, we are embarking upon a new direction…one that will (hopefully) only improve From now on, it isn’t a blog– is a webzine. Take a look around…I hope you like what you see. And for all of you RSS readers, please leave the safe confines of your feed reader and take a peek at the new layout. I think you’ll like it.

Here’s more about the award:

The Millennia Foundation views Participatory Media as the “new printing press” - an emerging global venue in which ideas and imagination, not structural or positional power, moderate dialogue. PPM encourages an emancipation of knowledge and personal responsibility, reawakening dreams buried in the slumber of institutional hierarchy and control. Wisdom (see Proverbs) is the new gatekeeper and community is reborn as a network of conversations.


Excellence in PPM invites passionate dialogue while remaining hospitable, charitable, and beneficial to all participants. Millennia Awards ($500) are given to PPM communities which bridge superficial cultural and religious divides - exploring commonality as much as difference; maintaining fresh, creative, missional formats accessible and relevant to a diverse audience; remaining sensitive to our shared humanity and common need for grace as we learn and grow together.

Thank you Millennia Foundation! And congrats to the other winners. We are honored to be esteemed along with such worthy sites!

Mark Van Steenwyk is the editor of He is a Mennonite pastor (Missio Dei in Minneapolis), writer, speaker, and grassroots educator. He lives in South Minneapolis with his wife (Amy), son (Jonas) and some of their friends.

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    Congrats on the award, and the timely site re-launch!

    It's looking good, if a little rough around the edges in a couple of places, which is to be expected from a brand new design...


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