To facilitate online conversation and follow-up conversation from Following Christ 2008, I’ve set up a new online discussion forum – forum.emergingscholars.org. It’s blank currently, but we hope you’ll join us there to continue the great conversations started at FC08 or on your campus.
One of the concerns that has been raised has been the public nature of online conversations. I’ve heard from a few people that they have issues or questions that they would rather not have out in the open. On the other hand, limited the accessibility of the forum creates a barrier to participation. So, I’d like to hear what you think.
Do you have other thoughts about the forum? Let me know, either by email or in the comments.
About the author:
The former Associate Director for the Emerging Scholars Network, Micheal lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three children and works as a web manager for a national storage and organization company. He writes about work, vocation, and finding meaning in what you do at No Small Actors.
Micheal Hickerson says
Quick update on the forum and why it hasn’t been launched. The blog seems to be gathering the most steam for our discussions, and the software that I had chosen for our forum (phpBB) has proven to be quick insecure – lots of spam posts, even with high security settings in place. The forum is on hold for the time being, and I’m going to take a look at other options (like Ning, forums that are integrated with the blog, and other software) over the summer.