John Mark Reynolds on the Art of Online Conversation

30 09 2008

I’m really excited about getting Reynold’s book, The New Media Frontier.  I was at the Desiring God conference this weekend and they had a few early copies out that I saw a few people get because of a contest.  This is a big issue that I’m glad someone finally addressed.

We need to learn how to stay civil, loving, and appropriate when we’re using things like a blog, forum, or even Facebook.  I’m ordering the book today and I can’t wait to see what he has to say!

This is what Justin Taylor has to say about it:

I enjoyed listening to this talk online (from the GodBlogCon) by John Mark Reynolds.

Online discourse has become harsh and unhealthy. This is especially true of political discourse. John Mark Reynolds, public speaker and director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, will address the problems of internet discourse and what bloggers can do to raise the level of conversation on the internet.

There is a lot of good advice here.

Reynolds blogs at The Scriptorium Daily. He is an outstanding model of thoughtful blogging.

You can also check out the first two chapters (by Reynolds) in the book, The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ.




One response

3 11 2009

I have been surprised by the lack of civil political discourse in some of the threaded discussions in the blogs. I suspect it might reflect the sort of people we are (i.e., in American society). Here is the post if you are interested:

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