I’m taking a break today from writing about the usual stuff to announce that God and Politics in the UK has been shortlisted for Best Christian Blog in the UK along with Best Newcomer at the Christian New Media Awards. The awards, which are taking place next month are run by Premier Media who produce Premier Radio and Christianity Magazine so it’s quite a big deal and obviously I’m rather pleased, especially given that I’ve been going for a relatively short amount of time.
The full shortlist has got some fabulous blogs and also websites in the other thirteen categories, quite a few of which I’ve never come across before. It’s well worth taking some time exploring the sites of the other finalists. It does go to show there is plenty of quality Christian new media on the internet if you know where to look.
All the awards are going to be decided by a panel of judges except for the People’s Choice Award which is being put to a public vote. There are a couple of websites I follow closely that I would recommend voting for. One is Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s which does an excellent job of raising awareness of the suffering and persecuted church around the world. The other is Dr Peter Saunder’s Christian Medical Comment. Dr Saunders is CEO of the Christian Medical Fellowship and does a huge amount of work on issues surrounding abortion and euthanasia along with other matters at the interface of Christianity and Medicine. Whatever you think, please do take the time to vote.
Just to finish, without trying to sound like I’m giving a premature acceptance speech, I would like to once again thank some people for helping to make this blog a success. Firstly thank you for taking the time to read this. I really do appreciate it. I’m also incredibly grateful to all my fellow bloggers and tweeters who have linked to this site and given it a plug. Also thank you to everyone who has written guest posts and commented; it’s what brings the posts alive.
It needs to be said that this blog was God’s idea. He’s given me the inspiration and drive to keep going. At the end of the day success isn’t judged by awards or human praise but by the good something achieves. That’s what real reward is.