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February 14, 2005

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ryan

Obvious answer: on his blog!

Seriously. I know you can't really make money with your blog, but you may be able to make money because of your blog (i.e., by gaining exposure).

marty

While I was in OK recently I picked up your Gazette cover story. Good stuff. Fun to read you somewhere other than on the ol' blog.
What about the magazine The Other Side? I don't know your opinion of that publication, but I think it's pretty open to big questions.

greg

Marty,

Thanks. And the The Other Side was a great market. They've ceased publication. I find that troubling, as it communicates a lack of interest in the Xian community for moderate to liberal theology combined with a serious social justice practice. Not to mention the excellent art they used to feature. I'm shocked!

Kevin

What about Sojourners?

I've found the same problem, Greg. I used to write reviews for a Christian magazine but either the subject matter was too "liberal" or racy, or else the writing was. Probably a bit of both. The alternative weekly I write for, however, welcomes it.

greg

Kevin,

You're right. Forgot about Sojourners.

Daniel

Greg,
I would be interested to know more fully your critique of the emergent movement. I find that they say some really good things but they tend to repeat themselves. Also, I wish that they would actually discuss theological issues instead of repeating that we need a new orthodoxy. I am still trying to figure out what I think of them. Thanks, I really enjoy the blog and I hope that new markets for your type of writing come together.

Scott

Feel the Greg-Love on the blog; it's a great place to write my friend. Maybe you could take up an e-offering to put food on the table.

Kevin

Greg,

I guess the other solution would be to start a magazine. That would be difficult on your own, of course. But if you could round up several people who were serious about it, and someone willing to publish, it would be easier. Still difficult, but easier. There certainly seems to be a market for it.

greg

Kevin,

Tried that a few years ago. We published a little satire/theology thing called Sock Monkey. It's too damned expensive to be a little indy publisher. I had to choose between the magazine and a Master's degree. I chose the latter.

brooke

long live sock monkey!! i also would like to hear your opinion on emergent church.

marty

Oh. The Other Side went out, did it? i had no idea. That's discouraging. I'm that far behind on reading them that I just didn't know.

But, yes. Sojourners.
And, Greg, if you start another magazine, I'd be way on board to help. If you'd have me.

Scott

Sojourners is a good idea, I agree. I also agree with the idea of starting a magazine. Start-up cost is fairly substantial but investment financing by a motivated sympathizer/heritic might be an answer. Seriously, Marty and I would both be on board (evangelical fundy supporting a post evangelical writing...wow).

greg

Daniel and Brooke,

I already have some stuff here. That should be a good start.

ryan

About running a magazine...

If cost is an issue, it could be done cheaper as an online-magazine. If you're intersted in that sort of thing, I could definitely help with the technical aspects of it.

jvpastor

I hate to encourage you, Greg, but I enjoyed the Gazette articcle as well...and your almost guaranteed to not have any evangelicals or fundies complaining to the editor because they are not reading the Gazette.

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