July 21, 2010
In case you haven't yet seen this hard-hitting commentary by Jennifer Fulwiler on the importance of blogging and bloggers, here it is. Let it sear into your memory so that you can pass down to your children and your children's children what she said. Seriously. This is heady, serious stuff that might require that you re-watch it a few times to allow the import of her message to fully sink in.
Okay, now that we've dispensed with that, I want to shout out a "thank you" to Jennifer for having done two things. 1) For accepting my invite to join the creative team at Envoy Magazine as a writer and regular columnist. She is an excellent writer with a capital grasp of what's going on in the world of Catholic new media. And 2) for announcing to her own blog followers (she has many more than I do) that she's now writing for Envoy.
Jennifer's first feature article, our cover story, will appear in the next issue of the magazine. I know you'll enjoy it, though I fear that atheists will not, at least if the comments about The Godless Delusion at RichardDawkins.net are any kind of barometer of their tolerance for any kind of criticism of atheism. You see, Jennifer was a cradle-atheist and raised an atheist until her conversion to Catholicism a few years ago. I'm sure that will raise a few eyebrows among atheists who read her story.
And in the most recent issue of Envoy, she launched her new department, "Site Seeing," in which she covers the Catholic blog & podcast beat, bringing to our attention some of the hot spots in Catholic new media. And she's got plenty more ahead where that came from.
It's great to have you aboard, Jennifer!
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