William McKenzie of the Dallas Morning News announced Texas Faith, a new feature of the Religion Blog at dallasnews.com, this week.
In the story below, Bill explains how it will work. I am one of the dozen or so people the Dallas News has invited to participate in this. I hope you will read it.
Texas Faith Starts Next Week
10 a.m. Monday August 18
Normally, I don't jump in on the religion blog, but starting next week, this blog will be the site for a weekly online discussion about religion, politics and culture. The conversation will take place at www.dallasnews.com/texasfaith, which will have a link on the Opinion blog and Trailblazers.
Jeff Weiss, Wayne Slater, Rod Dreher and yours truly will be the rotating moderators. Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.
We hope this new feature will help all of us think through the interesting and complicated intersection of religion, politics and culture. With the presidential race going into overdrive, we will have plenty of issues to discuss. But this conversation will last long beyond the fall election, so we plan on making this a debate that runs across many levels of interest.
Check us out on Tuesday, August 26, when the first postings go up.