Ironically, they often do so in blogs. Have you noticed? At heart, I think, some folks' real concern with blogging is that commoners are doing it, and doing it so artlessly. [Emphasis his]Later, Phillips takes issue with the mainstream media:
The "mainstream media" existed for decades in lofty isolation, uncorrected, unaccountable, peddling misinformation and lies mixed with truth. Blogging andI take this and use the same concept applied to theology. We have our own theological mainstream media that needs to be criticized and corrected.
alternative media opened the possibility of criticism — and blogging provides that same corrective to itself.
In these two clips from why Phillips believes in blogging - which are the same reasons why I believe in blogging - I see a direct parallel to my blog's title - From the Pew - and my subtitle - Because for too long it has been coming from the Pulpits, Seminaries and Denominations.
Long live blogging, or whatever freedom of speech and thought will come next in our world.