The You Tube Frontier
I created my first blog in 1995. It was a lefty faith site and at that time there were very few of us mainline and progressive religious sites. So I started collecting links to all I could find.
A few sites stole my list :) But it was worth it to get the word around since the evangelicals were the first to swamp this medium. I'd say it wasn't until the late 90s before there was a sufficient number of progressive religious websites on the net.
As a latecomer I've just discovered you tube and I've run into the same issue. The near absence of progressive religion on you tube. The UCC, the UUA, and the Episcopalians have some presence there but none of the other mainline churches are to be found.
The Disciples of Christ are utterly absent. So a friend and mine thought: why can't there be a challenge for congregations and other folks who value progressive Christianity, their denomination and their congregation to start making videos reflecting these things?
We're looking at having the kids in our church help us in the planning and making a video for our congregation to post on you tube. In any case, it's another avenue for spreading the good news that faith is much wider than many have thought. Something worth exploring.