For the third year running, we”ve failed to be nominated for one of the Christian blog awards. Mind you, the same could be said of just about every Christian blog that I read. In fact the only one that I follow which appears anywhere in the list is the Church Mouse Blog.
Church Mouse is an excellent blog, it does what it sets out to do extremely well. On the downside, all that it sets out to do is to give news about the Anglican Church. As a source of information on what is going on within the hallowed halls and cloisters of Anglicanism, it is a great resource; but missional it most certainly is not. And this leads on to my annual complaint about the Christian Blog Awards. It seems extremely odd to me that awards for internet publishing, that most public of media, have no category for missional, apologetic or evangelistic blogs. It is true that some of the blogs mentioned have some missional content – but surely there is a place for a specific category. (I’ll not continue my rant by mentioning that they still have no category for cr0ss-cultural mission or Biblical studies).
To be honest, I can’t ever see Kouya Chronicle being nominated as a best blog or getting in the lists of top Christian blogs that different people publish from time to time. The range subject matter that we cover is far too specialist, but award or no award, we’ll keep on talking about the 200,000,000 people who don’t have a word of the Bible in their language. After all, I dont suppose they will get mentioned at the Christian Blog awards.