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‘God bloggers’ gather for first annual convention


LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Evangelical Christian bloggers are relatively few in number, but there are enough of them to hold an annual convention.

The first national conference of “God bloggers” was a smallish affair that ended Oct. 15 at Biola University. It emphasized how evangelical Web logs, called blogs, should be distinct from conventional, secular blogging.

The chief organizer of the three-day conference was Matthew Anderson, a 23-year-old home-schooling tutor in Southern California. He said the gathering of about 125 Christian bloggers emphasized “the need to be Christians first and bloggers second.”

Workshops covered blogging basics plus topics such as “Blogging Christian Philosophy,” “Christian Political Blogging” and “Intelligent Design and Blogging.”