Promote your thoughts and Co-author the next blog post!
So we have come to an exciting new element that I would like to introduce to the blog: Co-authorship.
This is where I phrase a question with a little bit of context, and you, the readers, reply to it with your ideas on the topic. I then take some of the best replies, mould them together with my own thoughts, and construct a post for the following week. It will be a co-authored collaborative effort that bares a unique combination of flavours.
Also, for those of you who have blogs, this will be a great way to promote your blog and writings because I will place a link to your blog next to your contribution.
Remember, this blog goes out to a few hundred people every week and is read by people from all around the world (or so the stats say). So, your contributions are sure to be seen by many. Also, the last blog post entitled “The Tree of Life: Zoe-Life” was given a top 10 ranking by one of the highest ranking Christian blogs on the Internet: Beyond Evangelical (check it out). It is read by thousands of people every day from all around the world and should expose your contributions and posts on this blog to many more people in the future.
Rules for contributions
- Firstly, you need to make sure that you are subscribed to the blog either by email or through wordpress.com
- Then, you Facebook “like” this blog post at the bottom of the post. (you can tweet it as well if you like)
- Then write your piece in the comment box.
- If you are a blogger or writer, add a link to your blog or the place where you store your writings at the bottom of your comment.
- You need to ensure that you keep your replies free from any form of defamatory language against other Christians or any other ministry.
- Please keep it fairly succinct. About 1 average paragraph or so should suffice. I want to ensure that as many people’s contributions can be added to the post as possible.
Then, once I have seen that you have liked this post, I will approve your comment and use it to construct next week’s post. You need to do this before Friday evening at midnight because then the comments will be closed and I will begin constructing next week’s post.
Ok, so now that we have gotten the admin out of the way, let’s get to business.
The Tree of Life has been seen as a mythical figure throughout the centuries in different cultures. The Mesopotamians, Egyptians and even the Mayans and Aztecs wrote of the Tree of Life having mystical powers and being situated at the centre of the Earth. More recently, a film starring Brand Pitt and Sean Penn entitled “The Tree of Life” portrays how a young boy grows up, loses his innocence and later finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. And not too long ago, the hit movie, Avatar also uses a mystical tree to portray the connection between the physical and the spiritual.
*The question is: with so many different historical and cultural understandings of the tree of life, many being mythical and mysterious, what do you say the tree of life is how is it relevant to us today?
You have just finished reading an exciting new blog tradition called Promote your thoughts and Co-author the next blog post! If you wish to leave a comment, please click on the Comment link below. Also, if you have enjoyed it, please consider sharing it by clicking on the relevant links below the post on the blog. And if you missed last weeks post, click on the link just above the comment box to check it out. Glad to have you aboard!