Biola Sponsors GodBlogCon: Christians Head to Las Vegas for Annual Blog and Internet Technology Conference

Sep. 19, 2008 By Jenna Bartlo

LA MIRADA, CALIF. --- Biola University, in conjunction with the university’s Torrey Honors Institute, is sponsoring the fourth annual GodBlogCon in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend, September 19 - 21. GodBlogCon is the largest gathering of Christian bloggers where attendees will consider how to live “Christianly” in a Web 2.0 world. 

The conference, formerly held at Biola University, is being held simultaneously with BlogWorld, the world’s largest blogging and new media conference that is on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy businesses, and the New Media Expo. GodBlogCon 2008 seeks to foster community and learning through comprehensive sessions, web media experts and fellowshipping.

“The blogosphere is a strange place where people form connections in isolation.  It is easy to forget that there are real people at the other end of the fiber-optic highway who are experiencing the same frustrations and grappling with the same issues that I as an individual blogger am dealing with,” said Dustin Steeve, executive coordinator of GodBlogCon.  “GodblogCon is the one time each year when Christian bloggers come together to encourage and equip one another.”

The conference was moved to Las Vegas so GodBlogCon attendees can also partake in the blogging conference, BlogWorld.

This year’s GodBlogCon speakers represent a range of experience and knowledge of new and older media. These Christians are united in their belief that the new media offers amazing potential for Christians to impact culture.

Who: The nation’s top Christian bloggers including:

  • Joe Carter, the Christian blogosphere’s very own Bono
  • Andrew Jones, blogging’s “Tall Skinny Kiwi”
  • Dr. John Mark Reynolds, founding director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, philosopher and blogger
  • Ken Myers, former humanities editor of NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, currently hosts the Mars Hill Audio Journal 
  • Mark Joseph, columnist at The Huffington Post
  • Scott Ott, the ledged known as “ScrappleFace”

What:  GodblogCon is a gathering of Christian bloggers, cultural revolutionaries, technological visionaries, professors, pastors, poets, pundits, web designers…men and women who all share one central concern: how to live out the Christian faith in the blogosphere

Where: The Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Nevada

When: September 20-21, 2008

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Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada. For over 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as a “National University,” which is considered the “major leagues” of higher education. In addition to its focus on intentional spiritual development and career preparation, Biola offers a unique academic environment where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. With over 145 academic programs in seven schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu or call (562) 777 – 4061.



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