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Why a blog?

On the recommendations of some friends, I’ve started this blog. I think they’re just tired of getting so many e-mails from me everyday, but, truthfully, I’ve been thinking about it anyway.

I struggled to come up with a name, but settled on “in the open space”, a reference to the Apostle Paul’s experience at the Areopagus (a meeting place of philosphers and those interested in "the latest ideas") in Athens. Acts 17 defines much of the way I write about and approach the culture and world around me. Paul flushed out various parts of Greek culture that reflected God and brought those reflections into the open space. He used those reflections like stepping stones to lead people to the truth of God.

A word of warning: I won’t be as organized in this open space as Paul was in the Areopagus. My observations are much more, er, random (to put a good spin on it). On a normal day, I often jump from the LA Times to Sci-Fi’s Battlestar Galactica or ABC’s Lost, from religion columnist Terry Mattingly to New York Times editorials, from Christianity Today to Time Magazine, from Uganda to China, from my kids to movie stars and politicians. You get the idea.

So, to my friends, may this blog keep your in-boxes much more manageable. To others out there, enjoy.



Rob Webster said…
Carmen - Yours will be a welcome voice. I know I can always count on you to sift through the vast and often meaningless web and TV culture and find insight. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share.
Susie B said…
carmie--how good to come to your blog. i appreciate your gathering all this info about culture--esp the Da Vinici stuff. gives me an easy and trust-worthy way to stay tuned in to the culture without spending hours a day reading stuff. thanks, Susie B