I know this is going to sound Wild and Wooly … but we are in a relatively quiet time, right? Now might be a good time to throw a “Brain-storming” ball of flames into our midst?
Or it can be a great, cold ball of metallic lead.
What if official invitations were sent to various denominational schools, asking for an annual “ambassadorial” volunteer who would communicate denominational questions to BioLogos, and formulate (or communicate) responses to BioLogos questions?
Naturally, many a school might decline such an honor. But there are So Many Schools out there … Lesser known schools would be motivated to make their mark in the Creationist community. I think it would be just a short time that we had 25 participating schools, with an annual rotation of volunteer ambassadors.
But here’s the rub - - the critical condition:
I think it would be best if there was a Window on this two-way communication - - where Forum participants could SEE and READ the two-way communication. But BioLogos would be equally careful about who they had responding to this “United Assembly” of denominational dimensions!
So - - to conclude:
25 Denominational Communicants - - delivering their questions and answers to a “Mini-Forum”.
The discussions in the Mini-Forum would be visible to all Forum readers.
There might be 5 BioLogos “Designated Hitters” assigned to support this discussion with the 25 - - a ratio of 1:5 seems workable. And if we ended up needing 12 DH’s or even 25 … that’s still a LOT of great discussion!
And presumably, observors to this BioLogos United Assembly (< !!!) would be able to contribute (helpful/supportive) ideas or proposed questions or proposed answers to the BioLogos DH’s.
This diverse discussion Within the United Assembly would also spark points of discussion in the existing forum of BioLogos.
Final Consideration - - maybe 25 is too many? Maybe it could be 12? Ahhhhhhh 12… what a perfect number!
I will be standing in the commons early tomorrow to make it easier for people to throw rocks at me. Let he (or she) who has never had a bad idea cast the first stone!